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Parents for Children's Mental Health - Support, Educate, Empower

Welcome to the PCMH – Waterloo Region Resource Guide

Meet The Parents

(left to right: Laura Coughlin, Tina Blanchette, Liz Nickason and Carol Parr,  - Roxanne Warren and Teresa Palmer – not pictured)
For more information on these parents simply click on their names above.

Watch Laura and Al Coughlin on CTV during Bell’s Let’s Talk Day

Laura Coughlin speaks about PCMH on Talk Local TV for Children’s Mental Health Week

Parents and professionals alike are desperate for resources to help children often described as “behavioural” in many settings; home, school & community. PCMH in Waterloo Region has, with community support, assembled a Resource Guide aimed at helping parents navigate the system and learn advocacy tools to help their child to succeed. The guide is written in the parent voice, by people who have experienced first-hand what it means to raise a special needs child with mental health concerns in Waterloo Region. Although many of the listings here are regional, similar services do exist in other regions of the country. The key is knowing what is available and what to ask for! Since 2005, kidsLINK has supported the operation of a Parents For Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) chapter in Waterloo Region. PCMH is a voluntary group of parents who have used or are currently using the mental health services of Ontario. Members are dedicated to improving services and access to information in the region and province.

If you are new to a mental health diagnosis we suggest you start with the “Getting Started section of this manual.  Simply click here and you will be directed to this section.

PCMH Waterloo is holding it’s 4th annual book sale on November 15th  to raise funds to continue the work of PCMH in Waterloo Region, and to keep the Resource Guide both on-line and available to those who do not have computers.  Donations are gladly accepted. Please call 519-749-8740 x212 if you have any donations.

Please Note: If you wish a printable page in our original format please go to Resource Guide – printable and print the page you require.

 What's New in Mental HealthClick here for the latest
news from various sources
from around the region,
and across Ontario.

Funding for the on-line version of Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide was provided by Student Support Leadership Initiative

Student Support Leadership Initiative

Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation
Funding for the print version of Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide was provided by Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation