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Aurora, York Chapter

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Contact Information

C. Kerri

E. yorkaurora@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: 1-855-310-COPE (2673) or (TTY) 1-866-323-7785
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.


2020 Future Meetings: April 20th, May 18th and June 15th

Presentation & Parent Discussion

Parents Support Group

When:  Every third Monday of the month. (January, February, March)

Time:  6:30:8:00pm 

Where: 218 Earl Stewart Drive Unit , Aurora, ON L4G 6V7

(From Bayview Ave take Pedersen, west side of Bayview, one block south of St.John's just south of Superstore.) 

No pre-registration is required.

 

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020       6:30 pm - 8 pm

PARENTS’ Support Group-All are welcome!

VIRTUAL MEETING

Discussion Topic & Guest Speaker:
Advocating for our child/youth

Does your child’s anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, learning disability, or behaviour challenges make parenting difficult? Join us…

Aurora York Chapter September 2020 Meeting
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/548203117

You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391

Access Code: 548-203-117

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/548203117
   
Benefits of PCMH Support Group:
• meet other parents with children who have similar challenges
• find encouragement and emotional support
• learn strategies to help your child or youth at home/school
• learn how to access resources in the community
PCMH is the only provincial, family-led, non-prot organization that provides a voice for families who face the challenges of child and youth mental health issues. PCMH provides support, education, and linkage between families, communities, agencies and government. PCMH believes in the promotion of family-centred principles of care. PCMH envisions a future in which children and youth with mental illness enjoy a high quality of life in welcoming and supportive communities. For more information and resources, please visit www.pcmh.ca.

Next Meeting: Monday, October 19, 2020 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Topic Speaker: IEP and IPRC process (Flyer will be sent out in early October.)

 

 

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Kerri's Bio

During the past six years I have had the joys, heartache, fear, and achievement of learning what is ADHD and parenting a wonderful son who has been diagnosed with this difference in processing, organizing, planning, initiative, and reacting. As a family, we've had our ups and downs. Some days I feel we are handling our parenting role and school advocacy work very well...others, well I hide under the covers and feel I am failing my precious boy.

I founded the Aurora chapter with hope to give back. Our family has had help from so many wonderful individuals and organizations. As we celebrate six months of meetings - it has become clear to me that I get as much as I give with our PCMH group. Thank you to PCMH for helping me give a format for voice and purpose to my desire to share.

My time is also spent as an executive search professional, career consultant, fitness instructor, friend and reader.

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Learn More about Kerri and the York Aurora Chapter
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To learn more about Kinark visit their website www.kinark.on.ca

 

 

Testimonial

“Tonight’s meeting was amazing. I learned so much. One thing that will reduce stress over homework is that I now understand that to learn you don’t have to sit at a desk quietly like I did as a student. It is okay to study laying on the floor, listening to music. I didn’t realize that. We have had so many fights over this. I feel so much better to know this. The self-care meeting was also great. I always thought it was being selfish to take care of me. I learned that it is actually important.” Diane,York Chapter at Aurora

 

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 the journey of healing.

I thank you in so many ways for allowing me to be part of the greatness that is and with growth of PCMH......... and its professional aquiantances; for the awesomeness that is … Member, Niagara,