In person Support Groups have been POSTPONED until further notice due to COVID-19. As re-opening protocols permit we will look at restarting them. Watch our FACEBOOK page for event announcements.
Contact our office at (613) 969-8874 or email at email@example.com for more information and/or to register.
*due to COVID-19 government and Public Health guidelines.
A fantastic way to reduce stress. Colouring supplies are provided and this is a drop-in program, all are welcomed and no registration is needed for this relaxing activity.
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.
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop – ASIST can be learned by anyone.
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.
This is a drop-in program.
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.
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.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Recovery Group
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) recovery group is an 8-week course which uses a psychoeducational approach to teach participants the signs and symptoms of trauma and PTSD. In this group participants also practice a number of self-help techniques including mindfulness, relaxation and challenging negative thought patterns. Be advised that this program does have a waitlist.
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Psychological health in the workplace impacts many Canadians. Certainly, the workplace should be a safe space for employees. The guideline we provide to employers and employee’s provides relevant definitions, identifies risk factors for poor workplace psychological health, and provides practical strategies for different levels of organization to improve workplace psychological health.
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training – anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.
Soft Skills Solutions
Learn about the workplace skills that are in demand. In this free, 25-30 hours training course you will learn about the skills needed for success in today’s workplace, including: communication, teamwork, personal management, problem solving and professional & skill development.
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’.
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.