Programs We Offer

ODSP Peer Navigator Program

Register NOW! Details on how to register here: [PDF] or [WORD]

A program for people applying, or who are already on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) looking to successfully navigate the ODSP system while sharing resources, building social supports and developing wellness tools. The ODSP Peer Navigator Program recognizes how overcoming challenges within the ODSP system develops valuable skills that can empower us in our future opportunities.

Topics of discussion include: peer support values, advocacy, wellness practices, employment & health care resources, and tips for navigating the ODSP system. Groups will take place once a month for 5 months. Light refreshments and TTC tokens will be provided.

Two groups will be running simultaneously between December and April. If you missed registration for our first round of groups, the next series will begin in May 2017. Contact us at registration@selfhelp.on.ca to be put on the waiting list.

Download a program overview here. [PDF] or [WORD]

Meet our Peer Navigators here!

The ODSP Peer Navigator Program is made possible by funding support from the City of Toronto.

Have more questions? Download our Frequently Asked Questions here. [PDF] or [WORD]

Youth Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Youth WRAP)

Youth WRAP is a system that helps people make their lives more the way they want them to be, to choose and enjoy more of the things they want to do, and to get through the hard times that can come with life challenges and transitions. When students go through Youth WRAP training, they identify their personal resources and wellness tools and explore how they will use those tools in their daily lives to overcome potentially triggering or stressful situations. In addition to key WRAP concepts like hope, education, self-determination / self-responsibility, self-advocacy, and support, the workshop sessions share a variety of wellness tools and action plans that can focus on relationships, academics, addictions, self-esteem, academic to workforce or post-secondary transitions, and independent living. Regular yoga and mindfulness meditation practice, along with weekly goal setting, help to make the workshops healthy and practical. We are currently offering Youth WRAP in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

WRAP is adaptable to any situation and any person. For more info about the principles and practices of WRAP, visit: www.mentalhealthrecovery.com and to find a WRAP group near you visit: www.wraphub.com

Mindfulness Ambassadors Council (MAC)

Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC) is a series of 8 – 12 theme-based sessions that make up a comprehensive workshop. Sessions are approximately 1 hour each week and focus on social and emotional competencies youth need to regulate emotions, think critically, act compassionately and walk away as ambassadors for social change. Through the council process, young people access the wisdom within themselves and within the group and grow as self-aware, articulate and caring citizens. In these sessions, participants also learn to deal with strong emotions through more effective communication, and find it easier and more enjoyable to connect with their communities.

MAC addresses the soft skills youth need to lead meaningful and happy lives. By creating space for personal reflection and the development of human potential, program participants forge deeper connections to themselves and everyone around them. MAC nurtures self-awareness, healthy social and emotional behavior, and important life skills that will support youth through all of life’s challenges. Through active experiential learning, participants are encouraged to be self-reflective, ask questions to explore their common humanity, and develop personal resources to bridge leadership with civic responsibility.

Peer Support Programming for Organizations

A collaborative program to design and implement peer initiatives into organizations to address challenges, created support networks and complement existing services.

Wellness Tools & Resource Workshops

Workshops to support people in a variety of challenges, including managing stress, working in groups, dealing with conflict, listening, communication, boundaries and assertiveness, self-talk and self-compassion, and creating a self-care practice.

 

CONTACT US ABOUT WORKSHOPS OR PROGRAMS:

If you are interested in learning more about our programs, or would like to book us to deliver it at your organization, please contact us at shrc@selfhelp.on.ca or call 416-487-4355 Ext. 21

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