Mental Health Program

MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

WHAT WE OFFER

Our workshop sessions are intended to support and educate people 18+ years of age and older in different areas of their lives; attendees are welcome to join whichever topics are of interest to them. We use a group therapy model which is facilitated by two clinical social workers/psychotherapists.
Sessions will be offered in English.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Workshop attendees must be 18 years of age or older, who would like to learn more about health and wellness. This program is not for individuals in crisis, experiencing psychosis or diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Individuals in crisis may contact the CMHA Peel Crisis Line at 905-278-9036.

HOW LONG ARE THE GROUPS?

Workshops run weekly for 60 minutes and are educational with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session. Clients can choose to enter one single workshop or choose all topics depending on each client’s individual preferences.

WHERE ARE THE GROUPS HELD?

Workshops are currently offered as virtual sessions and are hosted on an encrypted Zoom platform.

HOW TO ENROLL

Click on the button below marked ENROLL IN WORKSHOP, which will take you to a list of topic choices, dates and times to sign up for.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Overcoming Distress Intolerance

Provides information and suggested strategies for better managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings.

Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is having a negative opinion of oneself, judging or evaluating oneself negatively, and placing a negative value on oneself. Learn how to unpack your core beliefs and what you can do to practice self-acceptance.

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is the ability to direct empathy, love, and concern towards oneself. This session introduces the idea of what it means to be self-compassionate, what gets in the way, and what we can do to cultivate self-compassion.

Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment. As we become more present in our lives and in relation to others, it can help us to make better decisions, to manage our emotions and to be more fully engaged in life.

Medication

Enhance your knowledge about common medications used for anxiety and depression. Increase your confidence about decisions related to taking medications. Improve safety with taking your medications.

Alumni Group

If you completed our Anxiety and Depression group, you’re welcome to join our alumni sessions! Our Alumni Group is a space for participants who completed the program to re-connect and share how they’ve been doing post- group. These sessions are held once a month and are online through Zoom. Please register below if you would like to attend a session.

Grief and Grieving

Grief is the acute emotional pain we experience in response to a loss – especially to the loss of someone in our life. This experience of grief can impact us physically, emotionally, behaviorally and in our relationships with others. In this workshop, various aspects of the grieving journey will be explored including what to expect when grieving; stages of grief; myths and misconceptions surrounding grief; strategies on how to cope; and when it’s time to seek additional support. Although there are various forms of loss, this workshop will focus on coping with the loss of a loved one at any stage of the grieving journey.

Building Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships and positive social connections play an integral role in establishing and maintaining a happy, healthy life. Interpersonal relationships are important for our overall physical and emotional happiness. Interpersonal relationships encompass our relationships with our friends, romantic relationships, family relationships, and professional relationships. This workshop explores the characteristics of a healthy relationship, factors that shape our relationships, and highlights different communication styles. This workshop explains the concept of establishing healthy emotional boundaries and steps to maintain effective boundaries. This workshop provides tools to improve our relationships to manage our communication and have a safe, positive, healthy relationship experience.

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION GROUPS

WHAT WE OFFER

Our 8-week Depression & Anxiety Group is for people who would like to gain skills with mood management. We use a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model for understanding anxiety and depression. Over the course of 8 weeks, participants will learn about depression and anxiety, as well as skills and strategies to cope with symptoms. The program is facilitated by two clinical social workers/psychotherapists
Sessions will be offered in English.

HOW LONG ARE THE GROUPS?

Our groups run weekly for 2 hours. The program runs for 8 weeks in total.

WHERE ARE THE GROUPS HELD?

Group Sessions are currently offered as virtual sessions and are hosted on an encrypted Zoom platform.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Adults 18 years of age or older who are impacted by anxiety and depression. This program is not for individuals in crisis, experiencing psychosis or diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Individuals in crisis may contact the CMHA Peel Crisis Line at 905-278-9036.

TO MAKE A REFERRAL

Primary Care Providers can complete the William Osler Health System Outpatient Mental Health referral form, select the Mood & Anxiety Psychotherapy Stepped Care Program.
If you do not have a primary care provider/family doctor you may access information on how to find a provider from the Ontario Government.

Services for Family Health Team Patients

For additional services available to Family Health Team patients please speak with your physician or social worker.