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

Support PCMH

Support PCMH in providing families with peer to peer support, system navigation, and help to educate and empower.

St. Thomas Chapter

image

Contact Information 

C: Ashley

E: admin@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.
Your local crisis line: 519-433-0334
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.

 

 

 

 

image

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.

*************************************************************************************************

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.

I just wanted to say how pleased I am at the fact that PCMH is extending it's communication to the web. The increases to the website and the monthly Web Newsletter are helping … Member, Windsor