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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

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 | www.mindfulmood.com

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 | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

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

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)

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

Afghan Women’s Organization – Senior Afghan Women Circle

Group Name: Afghan Women’s Organization – Senior Afghan Women Circle

Description: Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) first opened its doors to address the needs of Afghan women living in Ontario. AWO began by offering English training and settlement services for newly arrived Afghan women. Not only have we significantly expanded these particular services, but have also considerably broadened the scope of our projects and programs. Currently, the AWO’s various projects and programs are assisting hundreds of Afghan refugees immigrate to Canada; helping ease the settlement process for many new immigrants in Ontario; providing resources to find employment and training opportunities; offering psychological support; and creating individual and group counseling for families, seniors and youth.

The Senior Afghan Women’s Circle is designed with the primary objective to reach out to isolated and ostracized Afghan senior women in hopes of decreasing their social isolation and assisting them in becoming more active and healthy members of Canadian society. Afghan senior women are a segment of the larger Afghan community that has been recognized as experiencing tremendous mental health issues (i.e., post-traumatic stress, depression, culture shock) as well as physical health concerns. In addition, mobility and language barriers along with a general lack of knowledge about their new surroundings all contribute to feelings of social isolation and fear. The program provides and communicates information especially designed to fit their specific cultural needs, as well as creating an environment where they can provide one another with mutual support.

Where: 789 Don Mills Rd., # 700 | Toronto, ON M3C 1T5

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-588-3585 | ageneral@afghanwomen.org | www.afghanwomen.org

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

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Friendly Visiting

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Friendly Visiting

Description: Yee Hong is a caring community where seniors and others enjoy the highest quality of life. We raise the standard in long-term care and effect a positive impact on the global health care system by seeking to be the model of excellence in culturally appropriate geriatric care. We take pride in being a provider of choice and an employer of choice.

Friendly Visiting (Telephone Reassurance) is a support service in which a volunteer visits/calls an isolated or frail adult regularly on a one to one basis. It aims to provide social support and contact with the community, and to ensure the well-being, health and safety of the clients. Eligibility:

  • Isolated seniors aged 55 or above
  • Seniors living alone who are at risk but choose to stay in the community
  • Those who need assistance in overcoming isolation because of physical/functional limitations
  • Those without adequate support systems
  • Those with emotional problems such as depression, and are socially withdrawn from joining community activities
  • Those with physical health or mental health problems who need assistance and require regular monitoring and supervision

The service is offered to eligible seniors residing in Scarborough, Markham, North York and Richmond Hill.

Where: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care | 2311 McNicoll Avenue | Scarborough, ON M1V 5L3

When: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.***Free of charge.

Contact: 416-321-6333 | centre@yeehong.com | www.yeehong.com

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – WRAP for Families

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – WRAP for Families

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.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) is an intervention that was developed by people who had been dealing with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives. Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, an internationally acclaimed author, educator and mental health advocate, initially practiced W.R.A.P. to help with her own struggles with mental health challenges.

The purpose of the WRAP for Families program is to provide strength-based support for family members of people with mood disorders. The program will help family members to develop and practice self-care strategies, learn the key concepts of mental health recovery, and be introduced to the concept of peer support. Family members will learn to exemplify recovery principles and in turn be of greater support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges. The WRAP for Families group takes place over the course of eight weeks, meeting once a week for 2.5 hours. *** Registration is required.

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

When: WRAP for Families run every quarter. Currently WRAP for Families is full and starts again in April 2015. Please call anyway. If demand is extremely high, we may start another one before then. People can email Daniel directly to be added to the list and notified of upcoming groups.

Contact: Daniel Farb 416-486-8046 Ext. 237 | 1-888-486-8236 | www.mooddisorders.ca | danielf@mooddisorders.ca

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