Halton Regional Municipality, ON
In partnership with Parent's for Children's Mental Health (PCMH):
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Event Name

PCMH~Family Support Group - Burlington Chapter
Information Session
For: General public
Provided by: Parents for Children's Mental Health

Date and Time

Wed May 1, 2013
(Takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.)
(This event is over)
7 pm to 9 pm


700 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 3M8

Event Description

Support Groups offer vital links to others with similar situations. When no one else seems to understand, when blame seems to be coming from all sides, and when you need information and ideas from families; a support group can provide a safe harbour in the midst of the storm.

Benefits to Families:

Acceptance—Families deal with strong and conflicting emotions. We need to be able to express our feelings safely, without being criticized or judged.

Affirmation—Families may sometimes feel discouraged and powerless. Peer support groups celebrate the resiliency, determination, and ability that is seen in each other.

Sense of Belonging—Families sometimes describe themselves as living in a different culture or foreign land and may feel isolated and that they do not belong anywhere. A true sense of belonging may only come in the companionship of others facing the same challenges and overcoming the same barriers.

Information—In order to be confident and effective, all families need the information to support their child’s development, and families with children with mental health issues require tremendous additional information that can be gathered from a peer support network.

Understanding—Few understand the intensity of every day life experiences of having a child with mental health problems. Peer support groups offer that understanding and knowledge of that intensity and the struggles that accompany it.

More Info

905 634-0554


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