To improve the lives of families raising children and youth with mental health disorders/illness by building the capacity of families to advocate for and access child and youth mental health services that are family-centred and seamlessly delivered.
That every child, youth, and family has the right to achieve mental wellness, to be supported, and to be treated with equity and respect.
About PARENTS FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH/PARENTS POUR LA SANTE M
Supporting PCMH contributes to:
Improving the Lives of Families
Enhanced support resources for families across Ontario
Expanded public awareness in the area of child and youth mental health
The Goals of PCMH are:
~ To advance the unique needs of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families
~ To dissolve the stigma attached to children’s mental illness.
~ To advocate for research, prevention, early intervention, family suport, education and other services needed by these children and their families.
~ To work with mental health agencies and government to ensure that children with mental health disorders have access to community-based services for them to reach their full potential.
Enhanced opportunities for families to effectively advocate for positive change
Expanded training opportunities for professionals, families, and public
Decrease in family isolation, stigma, and blame