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 – Finding Your Balance
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 that 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 eight regional offices to learn more about the group in your area:
Phone: (780) 672-2570