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Sudbury Chapter



Contact Information

C. Laura and Kara


** 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 are running our peer support groups online.  To join our next meeting please contact us.
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: 1-877-841-1101
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.

Past Events 

Defeat Depression Walk at Bell Park - May 30th, 2020. All are welcome and if anyone is interested in walking or donating to this event, staff would be grateful.

Family Fun Barbecue - June 2020. More details to come.

Parents Support Meeting Information

When: Please stay tuned for upcoming dates

Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm 

Where: Online - inquire above for meeting details 

**In Person: O'Connor Park (Flour Mill) 

140 St, George St, Sudbury, ON P3C 4X8

**Only once it is safe to meet in person again



Chapter Leader - Laura Young 

Laura Young is a champion for children’s mental health. 

A mother of three, Laura knows firsthand the challenges parents face when navigating the mental health system. A passionate and compassionate teacher, Laura ensures that all of her students feel safe and welcome in her classroom and in the school.  She knows that learning happens when children’s social-emotional needs are met.


Chapter Leader - Kara Menard

Kara Menard is the mother of two and a Special Education Resource Teacher with the Rainbow District School Board. 

As part of her work, she walks parents through the process of assessment to educational identification. She works diligently with families, supporting them as they access services, read Individual Education Plans, and participate actively in their children’s education.  She is passionate about community building for the mental wellbeing of its members and advocacy for students with special needs.


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.