SAS now not only has one but TWO parent-sponsored support groups!

  • Parent Support for Mental Health (PSFMH)
  • Parent and Support Services (PASS)

PSFMH was founded last year by parents in our SAS community looking to create a support network focusing on the parents, the children, and their mental health. We are a diverse group sharing our experiences and strategies for parenting children with various mental health issues. We meet to discuss “Hot Topics” such as anxiety, depression, school refusal, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, mental health therapies, medications, community & educational resources and so on.

PASS was created this year to help connect parents whose children access support services, either at school or from outside services providers, or if they are exploring whether their child would benefit from support services.  At SAS, support services are provided for children in all divisions. Although a child does not need a diagnosis to be qualified for support, some children who receive support services are diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, speech/language impairments, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD and other special educational needs.

PSFMH and PASS focus on different challenges both parents and children are facing; yet, some parents may find both groups helpful as they can be interconnected.  Please feel free to contact either or both groups if you would like to explore joining us.  

To join PSFMH, please email

To join PASS, please email 

Note: Both groups are approved by the school and utilize school communications to reach parents.  However, each group is completely parent-run with no direct reporting to the school or administration. All information shared in group meetings is to be kept confidential.