Support Groups

Our Chapters offer peer to peer support groups across the Province

Using the Evidence

Launching our evidence-informed model of Family Engagement

Family Engagement

Introducing Family Engagement Specialists to support FE across Ontario

Outstanding Videos

Opening Up is a video that provides us a window into the journey of families struggling and coping with the unique challenges of raising children and youth with mental health disorders and mental illness.  Designed for those in education, Opening Up shares with us the family perspective.

A true partnership, this video was collaboratively produced by Parents for Children's Mental Health, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and the School-Based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consortium, and was funded through the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Student Leadership Initiative Hamilton.

For more information and to access the Educator's User's Guide for the video click here.

This spoken word video by Shane Koyczan is amazing and needs to be viewed and shared widely!

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”   { Shane Koyczan }

"Treatment Works" by Pathstone Mental Health featuring both of PCMH's Niagara Chapter Leaders - Sonia and Julie

Superhero - A Visual Poem

Mental illness touches everyone: our friends, co-workers, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters ... and even our children. The statistics are staggering ... 1 in 5 suffer from a mental illness, that's 20% of our population but yet only 4% of the total healthcare budget is spent on our mental health. As a result, mental illness drains 51 billion dollars in lost productivity from the Canadian economy each year. We need to do more than just talk about it, we need to invest in programs and services that will make a difference in people's lives. The stigma is huge and until we accept people with a mental illness we won't be able to move forward and make a real difference. Remember mental illness affects us all so please help where you can. Let's start with acceptance.

Toronto District School Board

PCMH Board Member, Andrea Boulden speak to Toronto District School Board staff about raising children with mental illness.  This video was produced by the  TDSB

Artists Against Bullying come together with this song for all

The IWK and Youth Council for the Mental Health Commission of Canada present this message from youth about stigma and mental illness

Peel District School Board - We STAND UP With You!  Great Job on this Fabulous Video with powerful message

Mental Illness Statistics

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the governing body at PCMH. The newsletters are an important source of knowledge and support. I have found that this journey in … Member, St. Thomas