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

St. Thomas Chapter

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Contact Information 

C: Ashley

E: stthomas@pcmh.ca

St.Thomas Support Group Meeting

When: Fourth Wednesday of every month (Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec. 19, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27)

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Vesta Shop & Parenting Centre; 797 Talbot St, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1E3

 

 

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Chapter Leader - Ashley Park

Ashley is a Child and Youth Worker who has worked with children, youth and families living with disabilities and mental health from a young age. She has lived experience as a parent and within her family of origin. She believes in the framework that everyone has mental health, with some needing extra support for their well-being. She hopes to spread this view to battle stigma.

Ashley has experienced navigating the current children’s mental health system and knows it is a frustrating and confusing experience and believes that with guidance and advocacy it will become easier for families to link to appropriate services and gain access to needed supports.

She believes that peer support among parents/caregivers is crucial for families to feel understood in a world of systems that are complex so that our children/youth achieve bright futures.

Ashley currently works for CMHA-Elgin as Housing Case Manager working to reduce homelessness in Elgin and lessen the stigma of Mental Health by screening, planning and linking individuals and families to appropriate housing and supports for success.

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Fetal Alcohol Service Disorder Service Coordinators will begin taking referrals after October 15 at CSCN in London.

FASD Service Coordinators provide family-centered, short term strategies to children and their families, along with those who support them. 

They will also work with families and children living with FASD up until the age of 18 or 21 still attending school. Families must reside in London/Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin or Perth. 

To make a referral call 519-438-4783 or toll free 1-877-480-2726 and ask for Children's Services Intake. 

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 challlenges 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 the journey of healing.

What is exciting to me as a parent is the huge momentum that PCMH has developed in a very short time. Building about the bedrock of previous successes PCMH is now reaching out to … Member, London