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Oakville Chapter

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Contact Information:

C. Numila and Jodie

E. oakville@pcmh.ca

** COVID 19 UPDATE** Parents for Children’s Mental Health is working to keep our volunteers and staff healthy during the COVID—19 pandemic and we continue to monitor the rapidly changing developments.  Our support groups continue to be closed; however, we know that in times like these we still need to be able to access our support systems.  To connect with one of our family peer support volunteers please email: support@pcmh.ca.  Please note this is a volunteer, peer lead support email.  We DO NOT provide crisis or clinical services of any kind.  Our emails will be answered within 48 hours. If you, or someone you love is at immediate risk please contact your local emergency services or dial 911.

COVID-19 is impacting people in various ways and it is understandable that during times like these many people are feeling worried, anxious, overwhelmed, and this is further complicated by many of the resources we rely on being closed during this pandemic.

We want to remind you that there are still options to access supports for your and/or your children.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

Remember during these times to stay in touch with your support systems and reach out if you need support.

Meeting Information

When:  First Monday of each month

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where:  Canadian Mental Health Association, 1540 Cornwall Road, Oakville  (Entrance at the northwest side at the back of the building.  Meetings will be held in the large boardroom)

 

 

 

 

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Numila Parker, MSW, RSW

Numila joined PCMH in November 2013 as a parent seeking support, information and some direction in helping her teenage daughter who was experiencing severe anxiety and depression. The PCMH group members were wonderfully understanding and empathic and they gave Numila excellent direction and help in navigating the system. Numila took a leave of absence 18 years ago from her career as a social worker and mental health clinician for full time parenting of her three children. She has been extensively involved as a volunteer at her children’s schools on many levels and is an active participant and supporter in many charitable initiatives that include Breast Cancer awareness, United Way, Ontario Friends of Schizophrenia, Shine Out! Shout Out!, and the CMHA. Numila looks forward to the role of the Oakville Chapter leader. Numila is honoured to be engaged in this role with PCMH.

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Jodie Moulton

Jodie Moulton is one of the founding members of the Oakville PCMH Chapter. She has a background in Nursing and an HBA in Sociology. She uses her strengths and lived experience to be a strong advocate for her daughter. She has a great deal of experience navigating community supports and the school system and keeping current with policy trends. Jodie has been actively involved in providing education to parents through community events alongside other mental health partners. She has also created a useful family resource guide pertaining to anxiety which can be accessed on the Oakville PCMH website.

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Family Resources

Family Resource Guide - Anxiety Developed for families by families this guide provides some useful information and resources to families raising children and youth with anxiety disorders. pdf 821.00  kB New Family Resource Guide - Anxiety

 

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 am always impressed by your organization and how you get things done. … Rod Potgeiter, Executive Director, FACS, Elgin