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Canadian Mental Health Association – Support For Depression

Group Name: Canadian Mental Health Association – Support For Depression

Description: Support for Depression offers individuals who are experiencing or have experienced depression an opportunity to share experiences in a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere, so that they can support each other and develop coping skills. There is no set format: the group takes the conversation where it needs to go. In fact, at their first session, participants may just sit and listen if they so choose. The group facilitators are not mental health professionals; they are trained volunteers who have experienced depression and are at a point in their lives where they want to help others learn to cope with this illness.

Where: Canadian Mental Health Association | York Region, ON

When: Meetings are held weekly and are open to anyone who has experienced or is experiencing depression. There are no fees for service.

Tuesdays in Richmond Hill, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at M.L. McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St., Room 204.

Thursdays in Newmarket, 10 a.m.- 12 noon at Church of the Nazarene, 79 Main St.

Thursdays in Markham, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at CMHA 3601 Hwy #7 East, Suite 710 (HSBC Tower).

Contact: 905-853-8477 Ext. 4227 | 1-866-208-5509 |

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Managing Depression and Anxiety

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Managing Depression and Anxiety

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

MDAO is offering an educational recovery group focused on developing understanding and tools to manage depression and anxiety. The group will run for six sessions. Each two hour session will involve information presentation, dialogue and activities. Through participation in this group you will:

  • Develop understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviours contribute to depression and anxiety.
  • Acquire skills to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to depression and anxiety.
  • Learn strategies to better manage negative thinking, stress and worry.
  • Develop tools to bolster self-esteem and resiliency.
  • Expand understanding of relapse prevention strategies and planning.

*** Registration is required.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Avenue West | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. starting Wednesday March 11th, 2015 through April 15th, 2015

Contact: Becky Curran 416-486-8046 Ext. 240 | 1-866-486-6663 |

COSTI Immigrant Services – Learning Together Women’s Depression

Group Name: COSTI Immigrant Services – Learning Together Women’s Depression

Description: Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. COSTI strives to be a leader in community service by using a client focused, proactive, and innovative approach in planning, developing and delivering services. Our programs ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life.

COSTI’s Learning Together Women’s Depression Group is an open psycho-educational support group offered to Italian-speaking women diagnosed with depression. Learning Together offers women support, information on symptom management, and culturally tailored interventions to cope with depression. This gives women the opportunity to develop a support network, learn coping skills and reduce their isolation. Women can be referred through their family physicians or community health providers. Self referrals are accepted. *** There is $20.00 annual fee associated with the service. Services are available to all Italian Canadian women residing in the Greater Toronto area and York Region.

Where: Family and Mental Health Services, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 105
| Toronto, ON M3L 1B2

When: Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Contact: 416-658-1600 | 416-244-7714 | | |

Depression in Pregnancy and Post-Partum Therapy

Group Name: Depression in Pregnancy and Post-Partum Therapy

Description: There are times in our life when we reach out for support . I hope that this web site will give you some information that will help you as you seek help with your concern. I believe that seeking help through therapy and counselling is a beautiful indication of a willingness to engage with the challenges facing you. It reflects the part of you that has hope. Please take your time to think about if any of my services can help you with your issues and challenges.

Arlene Vandersloot, Psychologist: I began my career as a Registered Midwife and worked in Ontario providing prenatal, labour and birth, and post-partum care. My approach is one that draws on my knowledge of the transition to parenthood and the physiological and psychological adaptation to this time in your life. We will work together to set up a schedule of visits during key points in your pregnancy to help you plan and manage your depression or anxiety. I am trained in infant-parent psychotherapy and work with infant as well. *** I do offer a sliding scale for clients who are pregnant or in the first year postpartum who are experiencing depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms.

Where: 33 Dundonald Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 1K3

Contact: 416-904-6560 | |

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

A peer support group for individuals living with both depression and anxiety. This group is facilitated by James M.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Starting February 3, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and occurring the first Monday of each month thereafter at the same time.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 |

BPD Connects – Support group for anxiety, depression and/or BPD

Group Name: BPD Connects – Support group for anxiety, depression and/or borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Description: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychological disorder that, through its very intense emotional turmoil, mood swings, and instability, can be very unsettling to the lives of those affected by it and those living it.

For those experiencing the symptoms of BPD, it can feel like there is no hope. But, with the right treatment and recovery plan, you can learn to cope with your symptoms so they no longer disturb the lives of others or your own.

Our approach

Our main treatment approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

CBT is a type of therapy used for those who have difficulty understanding their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

DBT is a type of therapy used for those who experience very intense emotions and have challenges with impulsive behavior, difficulties in relationships and feeling lost with their own identity.

Where: River Grove Community Centre | 5800 River Grove Ave., Mississauga, ON, L5M 4R8

When: Our support group sessions are held once a month.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held for one hour. Please bring a pen and paper along with you.

Contact: Michelle (647) 239-7480 |

Equilibrium-Oakville – Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Group Name: Equilibrium-Oakville- Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Description: Equilibrium, founded in 1991, is a peer support group for individuals and their families who are affected by a mood disorder. Their purpose is to gain a better understanding of the illness, to offer non-judgemental support and to share experiences. No registration or membership is required. All those affected by a mood disorder are welcomed. Just show up.

People are welcomed on arrival by a core group member, who provides them with literature. The meeting lasts from an hour to an hour and a half and is usually attended by 25-35 people. The importance of confidentiality is emphasised at the beginning of every meeting. People attending an Equilibrium meeting for the first time generally sit back and listen. However, they are invited to share their thoughts if they wish. There is no cost to attend meetings or borrow books/videos. Operating costs are covered by donations at meetings.

Where: Evangel Pentecostal Church | 1450 Rebecca Street | Oakville, ON L6L 1Z7

When: Second Tuesday of each month – September to June. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. – meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 905-693-4270 | 1-877-693-4270 | |

Women’s College Hospital – Reproductive Life Stages Program

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Reproductive Life Stages Program

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

Women can experience anxiety at each reproductive stage. The Reproductive Life Stages Program offers a combination of education, brief psychotherapy and medication, along with a multidisciplinary team approach, to assess and treat women and their partners. The care provided relates to mood and anxiety difficulties linked to pre-menstrual syndrome and pregnancy; postpartum depression, anxiety and psychosis; and peri-menopausal and post-menopausal psychological difficulties. Assessment and treatment is provided for:

  • premenstrual mood and anxiety difficulties
  • mood and anxiety difficulties during pregnancy
  • postpartum depression and anxiety
  • peri-menopausal or post-menopausal depression and anxiety
  • risks for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

***A referral by a doctor or midwife is required. A client can call the number below to arrange a telephone pre-assessment with a nurse pending referral by their health-care practitioner.

Where: 76 Grenville Street, 7th floor | Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Contact: 416-323-6400 Ext. 5635 | |

Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Group Name: Sanctuary – Health Clinic

Description: Sanctuary is a Christian charitable organization that seeks to establish and develop holistic, inclusive and healthy community. We welcome people who have, for the most part, known only rejection and abuse. Our core community includes: people who are homeless and people who run their own businesses, middle-aged, middle-class people and squeegee kids, and university students and hardened street people.

Individuals in our community face significant health issues, often resulting from their lifestyle – physical ailments caused by living on the streets or in poor-quality housing, or the side effects of substance abuse and “tough living”. Some common issues we deal with are foot care problems, wounds, infectious diseases (especially sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections and lung infections), and mental health care. Our team provides a range of care from basic stitch removal, to management of complex health care, like HIV/AIDs. Sanctuary deals with a host of other medical issues, including:

  • stabbings
  • beatings
  • nose bleeds
  • alcohol and drug addictions
  • seizures
  • pancreatitis
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • AIDS
  • pregnancy
  • cancer
  • neurological disorders
  • depression
  • schizophrenia
  • manic depression

Where: 25 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1R9

Contact: 416-922-0628 Ext. 7 leave a message | |

The Mindful Mood Centre – Mindful Living

Group Name: The Mindful Mood Centre – Mindful Living

Description: Dr. Ginny McFarlane is a family physician practicing psychotherapy. She has worked with both individuals and groups. Since the mid-1990’s, Dr. McFarlane has been creating and conducting group psychotherapy workshops such as: The Mindful Mood Workshop, a blending of CBT, Mindfulness and Healthy Living Skills; The Mindful Living Workshop, an MBCT program; The Anxiety Relief Workshop, a sequel to The Mindful Mood Workshop; The Mood Support Group, an on-going group which has met for over 14 years; The DreamPath Workshop, a Gestalt Therapy based personal growth group; and The Summer Sessions, novel workshops on different topics.

Mindful Living Workshop
This is an educational workshop for men and women who wish to continue to be well and free from Depression and Anxiety. The basis for the workshop is The Mindful Way Through Depression, by Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn, a new ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’ (MBCT) book. The entire book, reading and exercises, will be covered in the sessions. Applicants must be able to read the book, do the exercises and engage in a daily mindfulness practice. *** All sessions paid by OHIP *except handouts, cost TBA.

*** Fees only apply for tardiness, missed classes and leaving early. Referrals are strongly preferred but not necessary.

Where: 2243 Queen St. East, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M4E 1G1

When: Thursdays, January 29 – March 26, 2015 (Full Day of Practice, Session 7 – March 12, 2015). Tuesdays August 18 – October 13, 2015, with Full day, Session 7, Sept 29, 2015. Please call for the time.

Contact: 416-686-2138 |

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