Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH – Waterloo) has a number of events happening in November. They are looking for used books for their annual fundraising event being held on November 24th at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener, from 9 am to 3 pm.  It will also be held on Sunday, times yet to be determined.   Contact parent.advocacy@hotmail.com to donate.

PCMH now has it’s own phone number. If you wish to reach us please call 519-749-8740 Ext. 212 and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Next PCMH Meeting:

Extend-a-Family
91 Moore Ave.
Kitchener

Topic: Suicide – Minimum 10 Maximum 20 – Please register by phone.  Meeting may be cancelled if insufficient attendies.

PCMH OFFERING ACCESS FOR PARENTS TO ROTATING SUPPORT MEETINGS ACROSS THE REGION 

Parents For Children’s Mental Health has been offering support to parents with children with mental health challenges through various programs and related support groups in the Region since 2005.  We do this by sharing knowledge and personal experiences and by representing our groups of families in capacities such as advisory committees (education and government, service systems, etc.)

After closing the Cambridge support group due to low attendance, and lack of a facilitator to run the group, we are going to try something a little different.

We have heard that some parents would be better able to meet during the day instead of the evening.  So, in addition to our phone support, usually during crisis, we thought we’d give a drop-in session at several locations in the Region, in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo to try and better meet parent’s needs.  This way we can provide information and support by way of answering questions that parents may have that arise during these sessions.

We hope that the new model will reach more parents who are seeking information to help with the complex needs of their kids.

Please join us and bring your questions to our drop-in sessions:

City

Where

When

Contact

Kitchener Extend-A-Family
91 Moore Ave.
Topic – Suicide
Guest Speaker Tana Nash
Mon. Nov.19, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Laura Coughlin  (519) 743-1422
Kitchener Front Door
1770 King St. E.
Tue. Dec. 4, 2012
10:00 –11:00 am
Laura Coughlin  (519) 743-1422

Please be sure to check the website to ensure that the meeting is confirmed and for updates to the schedule at www.pcmhwaterloo.com under the heading “What’s New!” or call the contact person listed above.

Note: November 19th – minimum 10 people; maximum 25 people.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Book sale – currently collecting books (contact parent.advocacy@hotmail.com to donate)
November 24, 2012, The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener from 9 am to 3 pm.
(Will also be open for several hours on Sunday – times yet to be determined)
Silent Auction – May 2013

PCMH is looking to fund raise to maintain it’s current standards in Waterloo Region.  We have 3 upcoming fundraisers.

Used Book Sale – upcoming in October or November – currently looking for books and venue.  Contact us atparent.advocacy@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions.

Silent Auction – May 2013 – Please let us know if you have any donations or a location that would be suitable.  Contact us at parent.advocacy@hotmail.com

 

Tourette’s Syndrome Support Group

When: 3rd Thursday of the month (Sept.-June)
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contacttina.blanchette@sympatico.ca

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Autism Ontario – Waterloo Region

Meetings held at kidsAbility – Waterloo Site – 7:00-9:00 pm
Contact: 519-742-1414 or jean_aso@sympatico.ca

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The Eating Disorders Awareness Coalition
Support Group in Waterloo/Wellington Region
for Family & Friends

Meetings held at Trellis Building – 130 Weber St. West (corner of Weber and Breithaupt)
When:  4th Thursday in the month
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: 519-745-4875