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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)

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 |  www.bpdconnects.com

Searching for a Test for Depression

The CAN-BIND Study & Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Distinguished Speaker Series presents:
Searching for a Test for Depression: Blood Tests, Brain Scans and Self-Screening

A FREE health talk for patients, families, staff, and community members. Dr. Shane McInerney, Psychiatrist at St Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto, will provide insights into how depression research and treatment are changing.

Mr. Gord Singer, an award winning speaker and a 16-year member of the Peer Support Specialist for the FOCUS program, will talk about his own personal journey of recovery and how it has shaped his present life and positive outlook. Sponsored by: The CAN-BIND Study; Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation

When: June 11, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute – Room 209, 209 Victoria Street Toronto

Register: Through Eventbrite

Contact: 416-486-8046

Covenant House – Mental Health Program

Group Name: Covenant House – Mental Health Program

Description: Opened in 1982, Covenant House Toronto was the second international site established in the highly recognized childcare agency. The 21-site network spans from Alaska to Latin America. Today, Covenant House Toronto is a homeless youth agency. More than just a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis care and have the widest range of services under one roof, including education, counselling, health care and employment assistance.

Arts and Minds, our day program for youth with mental health issues, is a safe and welcoming place for kids to work towards healing and stability. The innovative program uses art therapy, as well as other hands-on activities like cooking and gardening. Through these creative techniques, we are able to teach kids communication and social skills in a non-threatening way. Art encourages youth to regain the ability to express themselves and rebuild a sense of self-worth. They also volunteer in the community, which gives our youth the pride of making a contribution. Morning sessions include structured activities, while afternoons are spent counselling youth individually.

Where: 20 Gerrard St. East | Toronto, ON M5B 2P3

Contact: 416-598-4898 | 1-800-435-7308 (24 hrs & shelter) | www.covenanthousetoronto.ca

Beaches Mental Wellness

Group Name: Beaches Mental Wellness

Description: Beaches Mental Wellness right now is an independent program, and only operates out of the CC55 (Community Centre 55) facility. As things progress, we might become more affiliated with the centre. This is a program started and run by volunteers, as a peer-helping-peer group.

Are you or someone you know, affected by a mental health challenge? The Beaches Mental Wellness Peer-to-Peer meetings are open to anyone who is affected by, or knows someone who is affect by, a mental health challenge. Come out and share your story, hear how others are coping, and gain insight and compassion in a group setting. And every LAST TUESDAY of the month, we have a guest speaker attend and do a short presentation with a Q&A period, followed by the regular sharing and peer support.

Where: 97 Main Street | Toronto ON, M4C 0A1

When: Every Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: admin@BeachesMentalWellness.com | www.beachesmentalwellness.com

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 | www.mooddisorders.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

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

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Substance Use and Mood Disorders

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Substance Use and Mood Disorders

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 non-judgmental drop-in peer support group for anyone living with a concurrent disorder (the combination of mood disorders and substance use/addiction issues). We welcome folks in all stages of wellness and recovery, meaning the group is open to both those who are currently using and those who are abstaining. (However, we do require sober attendance). 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 Sunday of each month, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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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