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This section has resources to help anyone with parenting -- all the tasks involved in raising a child to become an independent adult. This section is not exhaustive, but focuses on resources that might be of interest to those with mental health difficulties.

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La plateforme Autisme-Asperger-Québec (AAQc) se veut une plateforme informative, éducative et inclusive sur l’autisme, les troubles du spectre de ... more
QC, Canada
All ages
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This program focuses on improving your child’s social and emotional skills and reducing behavioural problems. Two groups: 1. for parents of children who ... more
NS, Canada
All ages
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Learn how to identify early signs of anxious feelings in your children and skills to help them manage everyday anxiety. For parents of children 0-12 years old. more
NS, Canada
902-460-6750 x902487069090246045559024870272
All ages
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We offer programs and services which support families with children aged prenatal to age six. Our main activities include: * prenatal and post-natal ... more
107 Albro Lake Rd, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 3Y7 Map
902-464-8234
Up to 6 years
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We are a resource and community outreach program for infants and young children with developmental delays. We offer: * home visit programs * child care ... more
276 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS, B3M 2K6 Map
1-844-292-6730 (Toll Free)
All ages
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NS, Canada
All ages
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Family SOS is a local non-profit, child-centered organization directed toward building strong and healthy families. more
NS, Canada
All ages
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Our organization offers individual, couple and family counseling services. We help to address such issues as: * relationship conflicts * parenting and ... more
6080 Young Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 5L2 Map
1-902-420-1980
All ages
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Formally known as Planned Parenthood Metro Clinic, we believe that everyone has the right to complete, freely-accessible, non-judgmental information about ... more
6009 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS, B3K 5J7 Map
1-902-455-9656
All ages
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We are a self help group that was developed to provide individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The intent is to allow survivors ... more
6036 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS Map
902-445-0860
All ages
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HIV prevention and education are important efforts which reduce people’s risk of HIV infection and we support a variety of strategies for decreasing the ... more
1668 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2A2 Map
1-902-425-4882
All ages
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Non-profit association providing recognition and practical supports to friends and family giving care. Do you care for a family member or friend at home? Do ... more
7001 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 4N9 Map
1-902-421-7390
All ages
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Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS) is a community based organization that offers peer support for individuals with eating disorders, and for their families, ... more
NS, Canada
902-229-8436
All ages
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Women of all ages are referred to the our organization by officials working in the criminal justice system including lawyers, medical professionals, social ... more
2352 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, B3K 3B9 Map
1-902-454-5041
All ages
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We provide services for people with ADHD. We have Support groups for Parent of Children with ADHD, Support Group for Adults with ADHD. We run Camps for ... more
32 Dundas Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2T9 Map
902-461-1761
All ages
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information, resources, referral and free voice mail for people experiencing poverty in Nova Scotia more
NS, Canada
902-448-4744
18 years and up
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We are a resource center providing emotional and social support as well as practical help in dealing with common problems in our lives. We offer support ... more
5571 Cunard Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 1C5 Map
902-466-2011
All ages
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We offer social skills groups for students with social deficits, social skill summer day camps, workshops for parents and professionals on topics such as ... more
NS, Canada
902-293-4801
5 years and up
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We provide services to girls aged 6-11 who are experiencing behavioral challenges at school, at home, and in the community. We offer programs called SNAP® ... more
7071 Bayers Road Centre, Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2 Map
1-902-422-3777
6 - 11 years
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Attachment Parenting Canada is an organization dedicated to promoting 'attachment parenting', which is a philosophy of parenting based on promoting the special ... more
12018 Lake Erie Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 2L8 Map
403-667-4557
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

175 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, ON, M4G 0C5 Map
416-495-0926
18 years and up
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CanChild is a research and educational centre founded in 1989 with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.   The Canadian Centre for ... more
1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7 Map
905-525-9140 x27850
All ages
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The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit (of up to $2,300/year in 2005) for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and ... more
ON, Canada
Up to 18 years
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Key information for qualified practitioners who are called upon by their patients to certify Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. more
ON, Canada
1-866-741-0127
All ages
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A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person ... more
ON, Canada
All ages
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The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a voluntary association of art therapists in Canada. To be identified as an art therapist in Canada and the United ... more
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G7 Map
All ages
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FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support ... more
331 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G5 Map
1-866-637-7226
All ages
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The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers. We are a bilingual, not-for-profit organization made ... more
110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B4 Map
888-866-2273
All ages
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National, not-for-profit, registered charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer. The ... more
111 Peter Steet, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1 Map
416-977-1050
All ages
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CANGRANDS is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing support for Kin caregiver families across Canada. Approximately 57,000 children are being ... more
1613 Central Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2T4 Map
639-318-0435
All ages
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Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a ... more
423 6th St, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B1
604-239-1042
All ages
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ON, Canada
All ages
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We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, ... more
175 Brentcliffe Rd, Toronto, ON, M4G 0C5 Map
1-416-495-0926
18 years and up
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2121 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4L2 Map
250-751-0111
18 years and up
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The Benefits Finder is an online tool to help people identify government benefits for them. This tool could be useful to your clients in their search for ... more
ON, Canada
All ages
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FASWorld Canada is a pro-active, non-profit organization which strives to dramatically reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol disorders, reduce the incidence of ... more
452 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Toronto, ON, M1G 1H1 Map
416-264-8000
All ages
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Family Help Online is a private online family services agency providing services specializing in early intervention for young children and their families. ... more
1431 Lefkas Court, Mississauga, ON, L5J 4L8 Map
647-444-9457
All ages
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The Honouring Life Network is a project of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. The website offers culturally relevant information and resources on ... more
220 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9 Map
613-237-9462 x567
All ages
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A non-profit independent charity that works to enhance the experience and quality of services and resources for children and youth with mental health challenges, and their families or caring adults. more
355 Burrard st., Vancouver, BC, V6C 2G8 Map
604-878-3400
All ages
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Motherisk offers pregnant, planning and breastfeeding women answers to questions about morning sickness and the risk or safety of medications, herbs, diseases, ... more
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8 Map
416-813-6780
All ages
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The Neufeld Institute provides education and training to adults involved with children using the attachment-based developmental model created by psychologist ... more
2155 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1L3 Map
604-263-4278
All ages
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National, non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and resources for Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Website includes ... more
BC, Canada
All ages
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Organisme francophone canadien dédié à la prévention du syndrome d'alcoolisation foetale (SAF). Donne de l'information sur le TSAF (trouble du spectre de ... more
124 des Faisans, Lévis, QC, G6V 7C4 Map
418-830-1888
All ages
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Non-profit institute that provides mental health treatment via telephone and internet for families, as opposed to face-to-face visits in a clinic. The ... more
267 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4E6 Map
1-866-470-7111
3 - 16 years
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Tourette Canada is a national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with or affected byTourette Syndrome through programs ... more
5955 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1R9 Map
905-673-2255
All ages
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13737 96 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V 0C6 Map
18 years and up
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON, Canada
613-680-5119
All ages
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Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness? Strengthening Families Together is a 10-session group for families and friends, which provides ... more
6011 Westminster Highway, British Columbia, BC, V7C 4V4 Map
604-270-7841
All ages
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A non-profit with the mission to make effective mental health services accessible to people around the world. CIMHS offers a free online therapy program for ... more
ON, Canada
All ages
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Formerly known as the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), The Balanced Mind Foundation is a not-for-profit, web-based organization that supports ... more
566 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60661 Map
847-492-8510
Up to 25 years
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Julie Clarke Counselling Psychotherapy Consulting
65 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0 Map
613-229-3090
5 years and up
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FED Nutrition
3115 12 Street, Calgary, AB, T2E 7J2 Map
403-796-8345
All ages
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Cynthia Johnston Counselling and Consulting Services
Toronto, ON, M6G 1E7
416-922-3311
16 years and up
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88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
All ages
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1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
All ages
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
4 years and up
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
5 years and up
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Changing Steps
200 Denoon Street, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Map
902-301-9192
All ages
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New Tides Counselling
106 Victoria Street, Amherst, NS, B4H 1X8 Map
902-297-1520
13 years and up
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5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
5 years and up
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Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
16 years and up
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
All ages
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Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
All ages
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ADhD Learning Centre
ON, N3L 0C8
905-802-0023
8 years and up
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Family Extensions Counselling
ON, Canada
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: Nova Scotia
This is a directory of all self-help groups in Nova Scotia.
Posted: May 31, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Nova Scotia
Comprehensive guide to mental health for families along with listings of resources in Nova Scotia. Produced by Community Mental Health together with the Healthy Minds Cooperative and family members of people living with mental illness.
Posted: Jul 7, 2013
Language: EN
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