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Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

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.

The Women’s Peer Support Group: a drop-in group for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders. The most serious of the postpartum disorders, this condition affects about 1 to 2 in 1,000 new mothers. Onset is rapid, sudden, and very dramatic, often within days to weeks of delivery. It can be characterized by psychotic depression, mania, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that other people cannot),delusions (fixed, false beliefs), extreme confusion and suicidal thoughts. It is a serious condition that requires rapid treatment for the safety of the mother and her baby. This condition is more common in women with bipolar disorder.

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

When: Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and the first Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Description: Toronto Public Health offers the following free services for women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, having difficulty adjusting after having a baby and who have a baby less than 1 year of age. It is important that women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety get help from a doctor or nurse. If you have questions and/or concerns, call us at 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Where: South Riverdale Community Health Centre | 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 3P3 *** You must live East of Yonge Street to Victoria Park Avenue. Call 416-469-7608 to register.

Where: TAIBU Community Health Centre | 27 Tapscott Road | Toronto, ON M1B 4Y7 *** You must live in Scarborough. To register: Call 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Contact: 416-338-7600 | www1.toronto.ca

The Mindful Mood Centre – Mindful Mood for Mental Health

Group Name: The Mindful Mood Centre – Mindful Mood for Mental Health

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.

The Mindful Mood Workshop
This is a foundational skills group for men and women who wish to learn how to manage their moods better. It combines Mindfulness practice, Cognitive-Behavorial Therapy, and education about Anxiety, Depression and healthy living. It is suitable for people with Depression or Anxiety Disorders. All sessions paid by OHIP* except Mindful Mood Workbook, cost $85, and the textbook, Mind Over Mood, which can be purchased from bookstores. All applicants are assessed individually in a 1.5 hour session at my office at 2243 Queen St East, 2nd floor. This is the same location as the workshop.

*** All interested participants must already have ongoing talk therapy with a health care provider which includes, but are not limited to, psychiatrist, social worker, counsellor). 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: Tuesdays from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., January 20 to April 28, 2015. Spring Session: Tuesdays, May 5-Aug 11, 2015. No Fall Session in 2015.

Contact: 416-686-2138 | www.mindfulmood.com

Women’s College Hospital – Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

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.

The Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) is an intensive group therapy program with accompanying individual therapy for women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect in childhood (0-18 years old). WRAP is part of the Trauma Therapy Program. There is a phone intake process before entering the program. Women who are interested in the program may be asked about safety (e.g. living environment, relationships), previous therapy experience and self-care strategies. She will then meet with a member of the clinical team for an in-person psychosocial assessment to determine whether WRAP would be beneficial. WRAP is best suited to women who can benefit from a time-limited program and who are experiencing any of the following symptoms related to trauma:

  • Anxiety
  • Numbing
  • Problems with self-esteem
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Flashbacks
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dissociation
  • Feelings of isolation or alienation

Where: 76 Grenville Street, 9th Floor East | Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

When: Groups held Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. WRAP’s waitlist is currently CLOSED. It will reopen on Mondays during January (January 5, 12, 19 and 26) 2015, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for phone referrals. WRAP is covered by OHIP.

Contact: 416-323-6400 Ext. 4999 | wrap@wchospital.ca | www.womenscollegehospital.ca

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Newcomer Women’s Group

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Newcomer Women’s Group

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

The Chinese Newcomer Women’s Group has a total of 10 sessions. Chinese newcomer women meet each other, listen to presentations and join in different activities. We will focus on a range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, depression as well as the domestic violence. Community resources and support services for newcomer women with mental health challenges will be explored. The group will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Complimentary services include healthy snacks and child minding.

Mandarin-speaking newcomer women are welcome to join us. For more information/registration, please contact Grace. ***Participants must live within the service boundaries.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mandarin and Cantonese speaking women are encouraged to call ahead since the groups rotate between the two.

Contact: Grace Ho 416-461-1925 Ext. 248 | www.srchc.ca

YWCA – Choices for Living Program

Group Name: YWCA – Choices for Living Program

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto Choices for Living is a free program for women living with mental health challenges. Choices for Living is a support group where women meet to talk about common problems and create a shared community. With the support of program facilitators, women help each other find positive paths through challenges. This program is for women who:

  • are dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem
  • are feeling isolated and struggling to cope
  • may have a psychiatric diagnosis
  • are interested in giving and receiving support

Where: Y.W.C.A. Toronto | 177 Caledonia Road | Toronto ON M6E 4S8

When: 1ST Group: Provides support for women ages 25 – 50. This group meets once a week on Wednesday from 10:00-12:30 at Black Creek C.H.C.,2202 Jane St.Unit #5. There are no groups in the summer. Participants can attend Wednesday group for up to two years.

2ND Group: For women 50+. This group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Driftwood C.C., 4401 Jane St. Participants can attend this Thursday group for up to two years. Openings as space becomes available.

Contact: Dawn Philips 416-961-5446 Ext. 261 | dphilips@ywcatoronto.org | choices@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

Mood & Anxiety Clinic for youth – CAMH

Group: Mood & Anxiety Clinic – CAMH

Description: For families of registered CAMH clients of the Child, Youth and Family Program only. For children (ages 4 to 17) with depression, anxiety/other mood disorders and their caregivers. Providing as part of an individualized treatment plan after assessment, this service involves:

• brief supportive therapy and psychoeducation
• wait time for initial assessment is approximately 6 to 8 months

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – The Monday Mood Drop-In Group

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – The Monday Mood Drop-In Group

Description: A drop in peer support group for people with Depression, Bipolar and Anxiety. Meets every Monday.

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

When: Every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Emotions Anonymous

Group Name: Emotions Anonymous

Description: Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally. Our program has been known to work miracles in the lives of many who suffer from problems as diverse as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior and a variety of other emotional issues.

EA is not a medical or psychiatric service, nor does it provide personal or family counseling. Leadership of group meetings rotates and is non-professional. The leader’s function is simply to conduct the meeting, not to serve as an authority. Our meetings are structured to assist individuals who want to achieve and maintain emotional health by understanding and utilizing the Twelve Steps of Emotions Anonymous in their daily lives. After the meeting anyone can ask questions and talk to anyone. It is important to know that it isn’t a discussion group but more of a sharing one.

Where: PO Box 4245, St. Paul | Minnesota, U.S.A 55104-0245

When: Mondays at 7:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 3rd floor in the St. Enoch room/Elevator up. 117 Bloor Street East.

519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church Street, Toronto, Room 204 at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Starting January 16th, 2015 (this is the first meeting at this location).

Contact: Betty 647-283-0258 (messages returned after 6 p.m.) | lubodia@gmail.com | info2gh99jsd@emotionsanonymous.org | www.emotionsanonymous.org

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

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.

Now meets twice a month! This is a free peer support drop-in group for those community who are living with a mood disorder. Please join us and learn that you are not alone! The groups are confidential, free, and require no referral or pre-registration.

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

When: The first and third Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

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