The Smiles Program provides in depth information and education about mental illnesses and offers children a chance to have their questions answered and meet other children who may be experiencing similar things. The program is available to 8-12 year old young carers.

The program is designed to increase coping skills, reduce feelings of isolation and increase self-esteem.

The young people work through the Handle with Care Workbook. The workbook is available for purchase separately at a cost of $7 or $10 (if posted).

The program is scheduled to run several times throughout the year.

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For use by families where a parent has a mental illness, their supporters, and services who work with them.