Support for You
Support for Parents and Families
Below are some ideas on where to find the support you need:
Family and friends
You may turn to people close to you for general support and encouragement or for specific help with the diabetes plan.
Other families or people also managing diabetes
JDRF family mentoring program – contact JDRF London (519-964-2850; email@example.com) – can link parents to parents and child/teen to
Diabetes Canada – has fundraising and social events in the community. They also run camp programs for various ages (all camp information is at www.dcamps.ca.)
o I Challenge Diabetes – runs adventure based, peer to peer activities. www.ichallengediabetes.com
o Connected in Motion – runs adventure based, peer to peer activities. www.connectedinmotion.com
Team resources: there are a number of people available on the diabetes team. To access, see the team information on the website or in your diabetes education binder.
o Child Life Specialist
o Social Workers
o Art Therapists
o Child psychologist
o Community resources: Families link with a number of people in the community for support.
o Children and Youth Mental Health Centres – there are a number of agencies that provide support to children, teens and families.
Crisis Intake Team (519-433-0334) – 24/7 phone support for children/teens/parents. Can direct families to the most appropriate agency to help.
Employee Assistance Program – if you have work benefits, you may have access to counselling services. Check with your benefits package for details.