CHA hosts talk on child anxiety

CARP – Anxiety and depression are affecting more children than ever before and Carp Health Access (CHA) will present subject matter experts to discuss the issue and provide advice to parents on Oct. 26.

“The CHA, in partnership with Family Services Ottawa and the West Carleton Family Health Team, is thrilled to present the next event in our Community Education Series,” the CHA released in a statement.

The community education event will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. James Anglican Church at 3774 Carp Rd.

“A growing number of children are struggling with serious mental health challenges like significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression,” the CHA said. “Come discover the current thinking on how the developing brain affects children’s behavior; ways to identify the causes and early signs of anxiety and depression; healthy coping strategies, protective factors, and practical tools; and community programs and services.

“We’ve assembled an expert panel of mental health professionals to provide parents with information, answer your questions and offer new ways to support positive mental health,” the CHA said.

Those experts include:

• Carole Legault – Ottawa Public Health

• Tracy Vaillancourt – University of Ottawa

• Linda Rombough – Family Services Ottawa

• Dominique Clermont & Colleen Taylor, RECE – Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

“Time for further one-on-one questions, networking, and refreshments will follow the presentations,” the CHA said. “There is ample free street parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible.”

Please reserve your seat by clicking here.