Upcoming Parent Support

*The term “parent” as used in this context is inclusive of anyone who is actively involved in raising a child, whether it be biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, or any other caretakers.

Familysmart provides free one-on-one support for parents and caregivers. Sessions are available via video chat, phone, or email and can be scheduled as frequently as needed. The organization listens attentively to better understand what might help, offering resources and information within the community tailored to the family’s current needs. To book appointments click here or call (250) 940-6105.

Online applications are now available for L.I.F.E.
Applying for the Leisure Involvement for Everyone (L.I.F.E.) program is now easier, more accessible, and more secure than ever. L.I.F.E. provides access to recreation for individuals living on low incomes in Saanich — find out if you qualify and learn how to apply today!

The Swim ‘n’ Skate Pass for Children and Youth Returns
Summer’s almost here, make the most of it with a pass that provides access to popular public swim and skate sessions throughout June, July and August —  for just $35! Valid for children and youth 5 to 18 years old. See all the details here and buy online or at any Saanich recreation centre.

Goodlife – Teen Fitness is offering a FREE membership for teens 12-17 years for 3 months July 3 to September 3. Teens can workout at the gym from 8-4pm daily! Learn more here!

Self Harm: There is always help, there is always hope  Learning that your child is self-harming can be scary and overwhelming. Self-injury takes many forms and the reason why someone self-injures is complex. Hear from a young person with lived experience and a healthcare professional as they discuss what self-harm is, why youth self-injure, and other options for healthy coping strategies. Register here   
It is being offered on 5 different dates throughout June
June 4th, 6:00 pm, June 6th, 6:30 pm, June11th, 6:30 pm, June 12th, 12:00 pm, June 19th 6:00 pm

Help For the Hard Times Workshop for parents and caregivers whose children have been at the ER or have had a hospital stay for mental health or  substance use issues.

 1-hour Workshops:
Session 1: How to support a safety plan at home (Part 1)
Session 2: How to support a safety plan at home (Part 2)
Session 3: How to take care of yourself and your family after a crisis
Session 4: How to find the resources you need
Click here for more information and registration