In Mental Health Crisis?

Call: 1-888-757-7766

Hastings County After Hours for Homelessness Emergency Contact Number

Call: 1-877-528-9514

In Mental Health Crisis

Call: 1-888-757-7766

Hastings County After Hours for Homelessness Emergency Contact Number

Call: 1-877-528-9514

We understand your unique challenges and we are now offering one-stop, no-cost, supported employment services, including:

  • A safe, open-minded environment to explore your goals and needs
  • Customized support to achieve your employment goals
  • Job readiness training
  • Job matching and employment placement opportunities
  • On the job coaching to help you maintain employment

You are eligible for intensive employment support services if you are:

  • A resident of Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • You self-identify as a person with a disability (which can include addictions and/or mental health disabilities)
  • Currently unemployed OR currently in non-competitive (employment that pays below minimum wage) employment and currently not in school full-time
  • Living in the “catchment area composed of Prince Edward County or the southern portion of Hastings County below the village of Tweed.”

Is maintaining your wellness a barrier to employment?

WE CAN HELP!

Meaningful employment is out there, and we can help you find it!

Benefits of Work

Working while you are balancing your mental health provides a number of benefits, and can play an important role in your recovery.

Work can:

  • improve your quality of life and wellbeing
  • give structure and routine to your day-to-day life
  • contribute to your sense of meaning and purpose
  • promote opportunities for social inclusion and support
  • provide financial security

Barriers to working while balancing your mental health

Depending on your circumstances, certain factors can make it difficult for you to stay at work, or return to work after an absence.

These may include:

  • reduced self-confidence due to your mental health
  • being worried that workmates may find out about your mental health without your permission
  • stigma associated with mental health, and fear of possible discrimination
  • uncertainty about the type of assistance available to you
  • concerns that workplace stressors have not been addressed

Here at the Enrichment Centre for Mental Health we take great pride in working as a cooperative model of care.  We work together, as a whole SE team, dedicated to ensuring our clients best employment outcome.  We also love building relationships and working with our employers to create a healthy workplace enriched with diversity to ensure the employers success.

Joan Gauthier

Joan Gauthier

Supported Employment Manager

613-969-8874 ext 223 [email protected]

 

Terry Snider

Terry Snider

Supported Employment Specialist

613-969-8874 ext 227 [email protected]

 

Lee Marchildon

Lee Marchildon

Supported Employment Specialist

613-969-8874 ext 224  [email protected]

 

Sue Mills

Sue Mills

Outreach & Retention Specialist

613-969-8874 ext 231  [email protected]

 

Ready to Get Back to Work?

Provide us with your contact information and our Supported Employment team will follow up with you.

By submitting this form, I have implied consent to be contacted by ECMH.  The Enrichment Centre respects your privacy.  We do not disclose your information to third parties.

Employment workshops

We offer a variety of workshops that run weekly, which include:

Resume Building – learn strategies and tools that will help write a strong cover letter, and understand the importance of tailoring one’s resume

Job Search – leave with an individualized job search and motivation strategies to support you in your job search

Interview Preparation & Skills – learn some tips & tricks that will help you answer those tricky interview questions and ace any interview that you attend

How to Disclose Your Mental Health – want to disclose?  Learn your options on how to proceed and take care of you

Finding the Right Job for Me – is a strength based focused workshop, that narrows down your strengths, and then identifies a job that will be best suited for you.  There is also a focus on growth and goal setting to reach your dream job.

Join one of our workshops &

BUILD CONFIDENCE.

GAIN TOOLS.

LEARN COPING STRATEGIES.

For everyday Mental Health Wellness

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS & SUPPORT GROUPS

Contact our office at (613) 969-8874 or email [email protected] for more information on our employment workshops & support groups and/or to register.  All support groups are 8 sessions in length.

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 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 & Depression Support Group

The Anxiety and Depression group program is designed to increase your understanding of the symptoms you may be having and build skills to manage symptoms in a healthier and more positive way.  Over the course of 8 weekly sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, and share your experience with others.  The goal is to provide you with a tool kit of coping strategies to use when facing triggering or emotionally challenging situations.  Exploring challenges in a group setting can provide insight, normalize your experience, and make you feel less alone.

Topics explored through presentations and interactive activities include self awareness, grounding techniques, core beliefs, the cognitive triangle, recognizing automatic thoughts, negative bias, alternative responses, and self compassion.

Healthy Masculinity Support Group

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 prospective 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’.

Your next opportunity is out there, we have the resources to help you find it!

With just a few quick clicks, you will have unlimited access to up-to-date resources and information that will help you achieve success.

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Everything you need is at your fingertips.

Contact our office at 613-969-8874 to set up an appointment to talk with a Supported Employment Specialist to find out how we can help you succeed.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario