All posts in “anger management”

Midaynta Community Services – Gambling and Addictions

Group Name: Midaynta Community Services – Gambling and Addictions

Description: Midaynta Community Services is a registered Canadian charity organization that provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars, meetings, counseling and other support services for refugees & immigrant in need. Midaynta Community Services is a social and settlement services agency, working to improve the quality of life of newcomers in Toronto and vicinity.

Gambling and Addictions
Midaynta has been invited to conduct a comprehensive research project on Gambling and Problem Gambling within the Toronto Somali community. This study was completed in February 2003 and its findings are now available on-line. Based on the findings of this study, we are currently working with COSTI and CAMH to provide culturally appropriate preventive, educational, intervention, and treatment programs for problem gamblers in the community. We provide services in the areas of:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group/family counselling
  • Referral to professional services
  • Prevention, education, and treatment of problem gambling

Where: 1992 Yonge Street, Suite 203 | Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-544-1992 | info@midyanta.com | www.midaynta.com

Mennonite New Life Centre – Anger Management

Group Name: Mennonite New Life Centre – Anger Management

Description: The Mennonite New Life Centre envisions a society in which all people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. We will model an approach that brings together community engagement and community services, working together with newcomers to reduce insecurity and reach integration, strengthen voices and increase social equality. As a community-based settlement agency, the Mennonite New Life Centre is a place of welcome, friendship and community, where newcomers and neighbours gather to support each other, learn from each other, and take action together for a more just and compassionate society.

Anger can be a natural response to the stress of migration, the challenge of navigating new realities in a new language, and struggling to find meaningful employment. Through this program, we assist individuals to understand and better channel their anger. A specialized version of this program focuses on domestic violence, emphasizing prevention and accountability.

Where: 2737 Keele Street | North York, ON M3M 2E9

When: Runs weekly. Please call for more information.

Contact: Jorge Saban 647-780-9226 | 647-776-2057 | northyork@mnlct.org | mnlct.org

Family Service Toronto – Walk-In Counselling

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Walk-In Counselling

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

We offer a FREE single session counselling session with a trained Counsellor or Psychotherapist. The counselling session is usually about 50 minutes and is open to all persons 18 years of age and older.
Single Session Counselling can provide you with the emotional support, feedback and ideas on how to make positive changes in your life. Each counselling session is treated like a distinct counselling session with no expectation that you come back for a subsequent session. At the Walk-In you may receive handouts specific to your particular concern (e.g. communication tips on dealing with conflict, working with your anger in a positive way, thought records to monitor thinking patterns). You may also receive referral information to other community supports and resources, websites, apps, books, articles or groups). All members of the community are welcome with no restrictions based on age or address. *** No appointment or referral is required. Counselling is offered in English. Some of our counsellors are fluent in other languages (French, Mandarin, Farsi, Spanish and possibly other languages; to confirm call.

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. at the latest.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | sau@familyservicetoronto.org | www.familyservicetoronto.org

Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Mental Health Services

Group Name: Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Mental Health Services

Description: Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) is a vision of the late Elder, Joe Sylvester. Initial efforts began with a diabetes research project, which realized that a more comprehensive approach to health care was needed by the Aboriginal community. As a fully accredited community health centre, AHT offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. Ancient ceremonies and traditions, intrinsic to our health care model are available.

Our service model integrates Traditional and Western approaches to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues across the life cycle. Our multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals goes beyond treating symptoms by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of trauma (i.e. the residual effects of colonialism and the Residential School System). Our services are for all people with concerns about their emotional, psychological, behavioural and/or cognitive health. Priority groups for this program include seniors, people who are homeless, people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), people experiencing a mental health crisis, and people with concerns about their substance use or problem gambling. ** Adult Anger Management Class held weekly and registration is required.

Where: 179 Gerrard Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

When: December 17th, 2014 and resuming on January 21, 2015 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. every Wednesday for the Adult Anger Management classes. Please call main line for information on the Mental Health Services provided.

Contact: Nicole Penak or Faith Chaput 416-920-2605 (Anger Management) | 416-891-8606 (24/7 Crisis) | 416-360-0486 (Main) | aht.ca

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- PATTS

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

This program was developed to focus on youth learning appropriate expression of their emotions since a growing body of research is indicating that many aggressive youth are actually depressed and have trauma histories. The PATTS program adopts the perspective that many aggressive youth have exceptional leadership qualities that need to be redirected into more socially acceptable behavior. PATTS groups are designed to encourage peer support and reinforcement of positive behaviors. Learning is encouraged through brainstorming sessions, activities and role plays.

PATTS (Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations) is a 10-week counselling and peer support group for young men ages 14-17 who need help managing their anger and want to learn how to build healthy relationships. Food & TTC tokens are provided.

When: Now accepting referrals. Stay tuned to website for dates once there are enough participants.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: Jessica 416-924-2100 Ext. 245 | Jessica.arruda@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

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