Support Groups

Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

Become a Chapter Leader

PCMH is recruiting Chapter Leaders to provide local peer to peer support

Response to Government

PCMH is very concerned about the decision that will eliminate a voice for our most vulnerable children

Kingston Chapter

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Contact Information

C.  Denise Vanden Engel

E.  denise@adhdsupportgroup.ca

 

Meeting Information - Support Group Meeting Provided by ADHD Parent Support Group

When:  Fourth Monday of the month

Where:  816 Centennial Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 0A4

Link to find out more about the support group meetings.

 

 

 

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Denise Vanden Engel - Chapter Leader

Denise’s mission is to break the barriers that she knows all too well as a result of her own experience of growing up in a family with ADHD and chaos. Married at a young age and raising a family of four, she could see ADHD and many special needs in her own kids.

This was when Denise started to reach out to other parents who knew exactly how she felt…frustrated…confused…and alone!

She thought, ‘If I only had a community of parents to connect and meet with regularly, this would be reassuring for me and many other Parents.’ Denise wished for a community of People who were longing for someone to tell them…’you are NOT Alone!!’

In 2010 Denise found the courage, guidance and direction to start a monthly support group for parents raising children with ADHD and mental health struggles. ADHD Parent Support Group- Kingston Ontario

With the help of parents, volunteers and sponsors, the group has grown. The group is known for its workshops and creating awareness for Kids Mental Health.

‘When I was growing up, Support Groups were NOT available for my parents. I could only imagine just how much my mother would have benefited from a community of parents, because she too was very much alone…and judged. Support Groups were not there for me either. So…I have created it for you!!’

 

Parents for Children's Mental Health believe that children, youth, and their families suffering from mental health challenges deserve our extreme respect and assurance.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of these families.
 

 

WE LINK families to important networks within their communities to ensure they get the care they need and the support of families who can relate and support them.

WE UNDERSTAND the issues around child and youth mental health challenges and the stigma that prevents the work and conversations that need to happen.

WE HELP communities and families access important resources so they can begin their journey of healing.

I really appreciated the help last nite.I knew who to call and your talk was very inspiring for the audience. You are changing peoples lives and helping move a tired system into … Marc Roberts, Executive Director, OECYC