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PLEO - Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario a PCMH Chapter



Parents’ Lifelines is a non-profit family support organization for parents and caregivers whose children/youth are dealing with mental health and/or addiction challenges in the Eastern Ontario area (Ottawa, Renfrew County, Prescott Russell, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and North Lanark/North Grenville). Like PCMH, PLEO is  staffed with families who also have supported their own children with these challenges – have travelled this journey. PCMH and PLEO have come together to partner to provide families in these Eastern Ontario Regions together.  


Contact Information

Executive Director, Elyse Schipper

Director, Communication and Partnerships, Natalie Markoff:

General Inquiries:

Phone:  613 321-3211

Toll Free: 1-855-775-7005



If you need help understanding mental health services available for your child, youth, young adult ages 1 to 24, or if you just need someone to talk to about your situation with your child who is experiencing mental health challenges, you can call the PLEO Helpline and speak to one of the family navigators.  They are parents themselves who have supported their own child with mental health challenges so they "get it".
This is a confidential, bilingual service. 
Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
**If our family navigators are busy helping other parents with you call, please leave a message and we will call you back within one business day.




PLEO offers several support group meetings across the Eastern Ontario Region.  There is no need to register for any of the support groups.

For a complete listing of the support groups offered by PLEO, their locations, dates, and times please visit:


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