SUPPORT GROUPS

Anger Management

We host separate groups for men and women.

Our supportive program helps participants learn how to understand the complexities of anger, how anger goes awry, how to change their experiences of anger and how to respond to another person’s anger.

However, this course does not only deals with anger, but stress management in general. Group discussions and worksheets allow participants to acknowledge that life comes with complications, but with the proper tools and conditioning, we can change our responses from negative to positive.

Other topics relating to the subject of anger will also be explored such as self-esteem, assertiveness, anxiety and depression.


Anxiety and Depression Support Group

The Anxiety and Depression Support Group focuses on the management of recovery.  This is an 8-week program with workbook components that are take-home tools to practice as the group moves through the program.

This is only offered twice a year and fills quickly.


Healthy Masculinity

What is healthy masculinity? Is there un-healthy masculinity? Do we mean masculine as a John Wayne type of masculine, or a stay-at-home dad type of masculine? Is there even a difference? Healthy masculinity conjures up questions that can be confusing. Likewise, it conceals the nature of what healthy masculinity really is. Health is subjective, and this group talks about that and so much more. Does healthy mean physical, mental or relationship? It means all of it.


Managing Powerful Emotions

Through DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) people are taught two seemingly opposite strategies: acceptance (i.e. that their experience and behaviours are valid) and change (i.e. that they have to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward).  The purpose is to help people introduce effective and practical skills into their lives, which they can use when they are distressed.  These skills are meant to replace other unhealthy and negative behaviours.


Portfolio Development

A portfolio is a formal document which defines learning acquired through a variety of formal and informal experiences.  Preparing a portfolio can be unfamiliar, laborious, yet rewarding task.  However, through the process you gain self-esteem and self-concept as a learner and you start to clarify and reach important life/work goals.  A portfolio is an excellent record of your effectiveness in a variety of life/work situations, suitable for presentation to proespective employers and others interested in your skills and abilities.


Strong Women Rising

The foundation of Strong Women Rising is to learn to focus on self, by adapting a mindful and conscious perspective of life and self.  Strong Women Rising teaches us how to change the conversation that we have with ourselves by living in the ‘now’ by adapting mindful coping strategies.  Throughout the program, we start to remove our layers and find our true and authentic selves, as we remove the expectations of who we thought we should be, and start accepting who we are.  Each week Strong Women Rising focus’s on the following topics through a mindful lens: stress & resilience, work-life balance, coping strategies, stigma & culture, no is a complete sentence, boundaries, and manifestation.  Through Strong Women Rising program women also get an opportunity to hear how other local women continue to ‘rise’ and share their ‘story’.


Suicide Bereavement

This is a closed group, supporting family members through the loss of someone to suicide. This is an 8-week program, with three facilitators. This group directly leads into another group called New Me, in which there will be another 8-week group focusing on living while someone’s gone. This group is only for the family members or close friends – no observers or students.  Be advised there is a waitlist for this program.


Support for the ‘support’

Support group for family caregivers of adults who have mental health problems and illness.  Family Caregivers have a very challenging role.  They attempt to assist/support/advocate for their loved one in a society there there is: a lack of information, barriers within the healthcare system, and stigma towards those that have mental health issues and illnesses.  While navigating all of this with their loved one.  Family caregivers are also trying to maintain their own well being.  This closed group will provide support to Family Caregivers so that they will be in a better position to provide support to their loved ones.

8 WEEK PROGRAMS

Join one of our groups &

BUILD CONFIDENCE.

GAIN TOOLS.

LEARN COPING STRATEGIES.

For everyday Mental Health Wellness

REGISTER FOR GROUPS

Contact our office at (613) 969-8874 or email bthompson@enrichmentcentre.ca for more information on our support groups and/or to register.