Youth Support

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Individualized, confidential, and age-appropriate support can be provided to youth ages 13 to 17, in-person or over the telephone. Support is available to new and existing young individuals.


Contact Us

Karen Naismith
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker (Region of Peel)
Email Karen Naismith

Christina Lanteigne
416-207-5032 ext. 26
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker (City of Toronto)
Email Christina Lanteigne

FAME Youth Group: Etobicoke


Dates: Wednesday, August 2, Thursday, August 3, Wednesday August 9, and Thursday, August 10, 2017.
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, 81 The East Mall, 3rd floor, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5W3

Group Description: This is a free, psychoeducational program for youth aged 13 to 17 who have a family member or loved one with a mental illness. The group educates and equips youth with coping skills through artwork, discussion and games in a safe environment.

The group helps youth to:

  • Identify and express feelings in a safe environment
  • Explore healthy coping strategies
  • Gain accurate knowledge about mental illness
  • Develop personal support networks
  • Promote resilience and develop an operational action plan

Please Note: Potential participants are assessed to determine their readiness for group work.

Click here to download a flyer of our FAME Youth Group

Registration Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017.

To register, please contact:

Karen Naismith
FAMEkids Coordinator and Youth Support Worker
Email Karen Naismith