Every family is unique, and together we can help navigate what will work best to support your child and family’s needs.
There are some commonalities – challenges or specific questions – that we have experienced ourselves and heard often, from the thousands of families we have served, and over the past twenty years. As we learn from our collective experience, we create and curate resources so that other parents, just like us, can find their way a little easier or sooner. We hope you find some useful wisdom here.
To realize the full benefits of caregiving, it is crucial that caregivers have access to the information and supports they need to sustain their own wellbeing, and that their voices are recognized and respected in Canada’s mental health system. Failure to support caregivers undermines mental health across the entire population, leading to poorer outcomes, both for the people living with a mental illness and their caregivers. This also leads to increased health and social service costs.The Mental Health Commission of Canada