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CMHA -ANWR Launches Drop-In Support Group

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CMHA -ANWR launches Caregiver Connections – Drop-In Support Group

CMHA -ANWR Launches Drop-In Support Group

Parents and caregivers often have a difficult time coping with a child or young adult with a mental health concern or mental illness, and may wonder how best to parent and provide support.

Caregiver Connections offers a safe place to learn and grow as a caregiver.

Who can come to this drop-in group?

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) drop-in peer-to-peer family support groups are for parents and caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern.

Who is running the group?

The CMHA is pleased to offer a quality peer-to-peer family support program in your community. The program offers compassionate support from a peer, who has “been there” as well as a CMHA staff member. Specific information and resources will be shared which will assist caregivers as they care for a loved one and care for themselves.

What can a participant expect from the sessions?

Parents and caregivers can drop-in to this group when they need some extra support. A peer facilitator will guide the conversation according to the needs of the participants. Each week the group will have the opportunity to explore relevant Caregiver Connections materials as well as identify issues and ask questions relevant to their own experience. A CMHA staff member hosting the group will be able to connect people to resources in our community.

Parents and caregivers may attend as many sessions as they like.

Where and when does the group run?

Caregiver Connections is offered on a drop-in basis at The Hub Resources Center located within Willow Place 9713-100 Ave (north side door). The program will begin on Tuesday September 12th 2017 6pm -7 pm and run every Tuesday following. To learn more about this group please contact Carol Carter at 780-814-2349 or

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Alberta

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