Family Support Provider

What is the Family Support Provider Program?

The Family Support Provider Program is a peer support service. Family Support Providers are parents who have experienced raising a child with emotional and/or behavioural concerns. They work with families to help them through the challenges of raising a child with mental illness.

Is the Family Support Provider program right for you?

Are you raising a child that has a mental health concern?

Are you at a loss about how to deal with the challenges?

Would you appreciate support from someone who has “been there”? Could you use support at medical appointments?

School appointments? Could you use some help in finding the right services for you and your child?

If one or more of the above apply to you, the Family Support Provider Program may be helpful for you and your family.

What is the focus of the Family Support Provider program?

Raising a child with a mental illness can be challenging. Caregivers are often exhausted and burned out. In this program, parents who have raised a child with a mental illness provide support. They do so in a timely manner to reduce the need for more intensive services in the future.

WHERE

Where is the Family Support Provider Program located?

Peers may also work with you and your child in your home and in the community.

WHEN

When does this program take place?

Peer supports occur at times and dates convenient for both of you.

WHAT

What does the program cost?

There is no cost for the Family Support Provider program.

HOW

How do I refer myself for the Family Support Provider program?

A parent or caregiver can make a referral through Contact Brant:
Phone: (519)758-8228
Web: https://contact-brant.ontarionow.ca/external-referral/

A Woodview staff will contact you in order to discuss the program and arrange a start date.