Are your worries taking over your LIfe?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Group

Who is this for?

  • People whose worry about everyday things has become uncontrollable and excessive, making it difficult to function at work, home or school.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • Your mental health counsellor, family doctor or nurse.

How can this group help?

  • The group facilitators encourage a comfortable and supportive atmosphere to help you understand your anxiety and build skills to manage your symptoms.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend an orientations session, followed by 7 weekly 2-hour sessions. Participants are encouraged to practice new skills during and in between sessions. 

Are you feeling down, having trouble coping?

Shifting Gears - A journey from depression to wellness

Whoi is this for?

  • People who suffer from depression, new or ongoing, and are looking for new ways to manage their symptoms within a supportive environment.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • Your mental health counsellor, family doctor or nurse.

How can this group help?

  • By providing education about depression and support from others. The group teaches how to use tools to change the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which are symptoms of depression.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend 7 weekly 2-hour sessions. Participants are encouraged to practice new skills during and in between sessions. 

Is it time to feel better about yourself?

Women's Self-esteem and Stress Management Group

Who is this for?

  • Women who want to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem and build their coping skills to deal with stressful life events and situations.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • You can refer yourself by calling 905.667.4852.

How can this group help?

  • By providing relaxation training skills to manage conflict and communication, and new ways to set goals, make decisions and solve problems. the group aims to help you believe in yourself and promotes self-care.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend 8 weekly 2-hour sessions and to practice new skills together and in between sessions.

Also: A 6-week Level 2 group is available for graduates of Level 1 that is based on cognitive behaviour therapy and helps you to continue and practice your skills building.

 

Having trouble sleeping at night, tired all day?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia

Who is this for?

  • People wh have persistent difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep and who feel tired through the day.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • You can refer yourself by calling 905.667.4852

How can this group help?

  • By helping you to learn about good sleep habits and techniques for improving sleep by changing perceptions and behaviours.

what is required of you?

  • A commitment to 7 weekly sessions; sessions 2, 4 and 6 will be telephone contact only. You will be asked to complete sleep logs and to experiment with changes in your sleep behaviour.

 

Is drinking becoming a problem?

Drinkwise Group Program

Who is this for?

  • People with mild to moderate alcohol problems who want to cut down or stop their alcohol use.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • You can refer yourself by calling 905.667.4848 Ext 146.

How can this group help?

  • You will be taught specific skills that help reduce your drinking and eliminate the negative consequences of heavy drinking. The group assists individuals in reaching personal goals to manages their drinking. This is NOT A.A.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend the initial 90-minute consultations, followed by 5 weekly group sessions which include written assignments, goal setting and charting. Monthly follow-up support is an option

Have you been experiencing panic attacks?

Panic Group

Who is this for?

  • People who have had spontaneous or nocturnal panic attacks for several weeks minimum, with some type of interference in their life.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • Your mental health counsellor, family doctor or nurse.

How can this group help?

  • By helping you to identify and challenge the thoughts and behaviours that panic inspires. The group will teach you how to do exposure to the feared sensation experienced with panic. this will decrease panic, increase ability to cope, and empower participants to continue with daily activities.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend 4 weekly, 2-hour sessions. Participants are encouraged to practice new skills during and in between sessions.

Stressed by someone's drinking, drug use, or gambling?

Family Support Group

Who is this for?

  • Adult family members and friends of people experiencing alcohol, drug, or gambling problems.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • You can refer yourself by calling 905.667.4854

How can this group help?

  • You will learn about treatment and recovery, coping strategies and self-care for families, and resources for ongoing support. There is opportunity for discussion in a supportive environment.

What is required of you?

  • A commitment to attend a one-day seminar.

Is your low mood stopping you from doing things?

Rise Up Group

Who is this for?

  • People who have mild to moderate depression that has decreased their ability to do daily tasks.

Who can refer you to this group?

  • Your mental health counsellor, family doctor or nurse.

How can this group help?

  • By helping you to increase your activity and self-care thereby improving your depression

What is required of you?

  • Attendance at 4 weekly 2-hour sessions, setting weekly goals and working towards them in between sessions.