What is a Caregiver?
Caregivers Alberta defines a caregiver as someone who assists a family member or friend with challenges resulting from illness, disability or aging.
Caregivers Connections – Peer to Peer Family Support
Many parents and caregivers may be concerned about their child’s well-being or may have a difficult time coping with a mental health concern of a child or young adult. Parents and caregivers often wonder how best to parent and provide support. Families impacted by a mental health concern or diagnosis can find it particularly difficult to get the help they need.
CMHA in Alberta in partnership with the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children’s Services has developed a peer-to-peer family support program. Caregiver Connections provides parents and caregivers of children or young adults who have a mental health concern, or are concerned with their child’s well-being, with a drop-in support group which provides compassionate support along with specific information and resources.
With the support of trained peers with lived experience, parents and caregivers will learn how to best take care of themselves, ask for help when necessary and learn about the importance of boundaries. It is a safe place to gather together for shared stories, networking, education, resources and support.
Caregiver Connections operates on a drop-in basis, and parents and caregivers can join the group at any time.
Questions? Concerns? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! Email CaregiverConnections@cmha.ab.ca.
Please contact our six partnering CMHA Regions to learn more about the group in your area:
Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | 4711 51 Avenue, Camrose
Phone: (780) 672-2570
Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | #300, 10010 105 Street, Edmonton
Thursdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am | Father Beauregard School, 255 Athabasca Ave, Fort McMurray
Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Recovery College, 27B 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray
Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | 204 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat