Focus on families with mental health concerns

A focus group for everyone interested in sharing their ideas on how to support families with mental health concerns is slated at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School library, May 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This is a Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality (F.O.R.C.E.) initiative, says Mark Littlefield of Littlefield and Associates.

The mission of F.O.R.C.E. is to promote and influence change in intervention and equality of care in children’s mental health, he adds.

“We really want the families who are affected to be at this focus group. It is important for us, as professionals, to really listen to the families affected.”

Littlefield has been in the mental-health profession for 22 years and says listening to the concerns of parents should be a priority.

This group is open to families, service providers and anyone else in the community interested in supporting families looking to improve their mental well-being.

“We have a system where families have to fit into, but every family is unique. We want people to help us discover what is important in supporting families with mental health concerns.”

Space is limited and people are requested to RSVP to Littlefield at 1-888-832-0705 or e mail mlittlefield@telus.net.