Individual support is available to parents and guardians who have a child or youth impacted by mental illness in the family. Supportive counselling includes information regarding the supports FAME provides for children and youth, resources to help individuals start a conversation about mental illness, assisting young individuals in their understanding process, providing referrals to community supports, and encouraging self-care strategies.
FAMEkids Support Workers also provide support to parents and guardians who have a child up to age 12 experiencing a mental health concern. Counselling includes referrals to appropriate community services, support in navigating the system for their child, solution-focused assistance, and promoting self-care strategies. If a parent or guardian requires support for youth 13 and older, it is recommended to contact your local FAME Family Support Worker.
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker (Region of Peel)
Email Karen Naismith
416-207-5032 ext. 26
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker (City of Toronto)
Email Christina Lanteigne