All posts in “emotional care”

COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Group Name: COSTI Immigrant Services – Men’s Intervention (Partner Abuse)

Description: Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. COSTI strives to be a leader in community service by using a client focused, proactive, and innovative approach in planning, developing and delivering services. Our programs ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life.

Passi Nuovi is a culturally competent men’s intervention group for Italian Canadian men who are court mandated or voluntarily attend, and need to acknowledge their abuse towards their partners, wives, or girlfriends. Through their group participation, men gain a better understanding of the different types of abuse, and learn to take personal responsibility to reduce the abuse and violence. Services Available:

  • Individual assessment.
  • 16 weeks closed group, which focuses on teaching men who participate about different types of abuse ad taking responsibility for reducing violence.
  • Partner Contact and referral to the Violence Against Women program.
  • Support and resource information for partners.

****Staff at this location speak English and Italian. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Services are available to all Italian Canadian men residing in the Greater Toronto area and York Region.

Where: Family and Mental Health Services, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 105
| Toronto, ON M3L 1B2

When: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: 416-658-1600 | 416-244-7714 | famcounselling@costi.org | info@costi.org | www.costi.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

Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – Youth and Parents

Group Name: Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – Youth and Parents (YAP)

Description: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) was founded in 1986 by concerned members of Toronto’s Native community. The founders were concerned about the high number of children in the care of Children’s Aid Societies and by the issues, such as poverty, addictions, family violence, and homelessness, confronting Native families in the city. The founders were further concerned that while the Native family had many issues before it, few services within the mainstream sector were available to meet the needs of an increasingly voiceless and marginalized community.

Youth and Parents (YAP)
This 12-week program is for parents and youth aged 13 to 17. It is designed to help parents and their teens communicate with each other and lean strategies to create and maintain a positive family atmosphere. The program incorporates traditional culture and spirituality.

Where: 30 College Street | Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-969-8510 | info@nativechild.org | www.nativechild.org

Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for LGBTQ Youth

Group Name: Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for LGBTQ Youth

Description: Planned Parenthood Toronto is a community-based, pro-choice agency committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making to the people of the City of Toronto. Our vision is a future of sexual and reproductive choice, freedom and possibilities.

It’s difficult to take pride in your identity when it is ignored, silenced or treated with stigma and shame.
We speak to LGBTQ youth regularly, and what we’ve heard – loud and clear – is that you’re unhappy with your experiences with sexual health education in schools. We’ve heard that you encounter problems when attempting to access sexual health services. At PPT, we do more than listen – we address your concerns, we support you, and we provide access to relevant information and services designed with your unique needs in mind. We work tirelessly to provide sexual health education that is inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations. We promote self-care, informed decision-making, healthy sexuality and healthy relationships, so you can take pride in who you are, and who you will grow to become.

Where: 36B Prince Arthur Avenue | Toronto, ON M5R 1A9

Contact: 416-961-0113 | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for Young Men

Group Name: Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for Young Men

Description: Planned Parenthood Toronto is a community-based, pro-choice agency committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making to the people of the City of Toronto. Our vision is a future of sexual and reproductive choice, freedom and possibilities.

Let’s face it – going to the doctor can be daunting. You may worry about issues affecting your health – from mental health and relationships to STIs, sex, and substance use– but something always seems to stand in the way of seeking the services of a doctor, nurse, or counselor.

We will work with you to build healthier relationships and develop your understanding of sexual health including support for your definitions of masculinity. We offer workshops, resources, health services and programming designed to help you overcome hurdles and take control of your health. For example, our Bust That’ Myth programming, developed in consultation with young men and service providers in Toronto, breaks down the myths that are barriers to guys accessing health services. Our workshops give you a judgment-free zone where you can talk freely about issues that matter to you, like sex, sexuality, and building healthier relationships.

Where: 36B Prince Arthur Avenue | Toronto, ON M5R 1A9

Contact: 416-961-0113 Ext. 152 | ppt@ppt.on.ca | www.ppt.on.ca

Teen Health Source – Sexual Health

Group Name: Teen Health Source – Sexual Health

Description: Teen Health Source is brought to you by Planned Parenthood Toronto. Teen Health Source is a sexual health information service run for and by youth. Whether teens need information about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, or puberty, we provide information in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive manner. Got a question or need a referral that you can’t find on our website? Ask us! We have trained teen volunteers waiting to serve you five days a week!

To help youth become informed so they can make choices that work for them, Teen Health Source offers live peer education services in addition to our comprehensive sexual health website. Our info line, now over 15 years old, offers teens the chance to speak one-on-one with a trained teen volunteer. Our new texting service also allows teenagers to reach us by phone. To contact us online, youth can use MSN instant messenger or email. Our volunteers have completed an extensive training course in sexual health and how to share this information with other teens. They can help find answers to questions and provide referrals to other services like clinics and community resources. *** Ages 13 through 19.

When: Web chat hours: Monday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Text 647-933-5399 | Info Line 416-961-3200 | teenhealthsource@ppt.on.ca | teenhealthsource.com

Sheena’s Place – Self Image

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Self Image

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Self Image
For anyone struggling with body image, develop new strategies to improve your self-image while also exploring the thoughts, behaviours and emotions that affect your feelings about your body. Using principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), learn practical coping skills and share your challenges with others experiencing similar concerns.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Offered: January 6th – March 10th, 2015. ** This is a closed group meaning it’s seasonal and registration is closed after the second session.

Contact: Victoria Freeman 416-927-8900 | info@sheenasplace.org | www.sheenasplace.org

Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

One on One Therapy/Counselling
A men’s health, men’s issues and gender issues discussion group for anyone interested in learning about Call ahead to make appointment: 45 minutes, no charge, and confidential. One on One counselling: individual, family issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, separation/divorce, social isolation, employment, low self-esteem.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: The second and fourth Tuesday every month 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | info@menandfamilies.ca | www.menandfamilies.org

Canadian Centre for Men and Families

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – Mindfulness Meditation for Men

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

Mindfulness Meditation for Men
These workshops are for those who wish to have an introduction to mindfulness meditation, and to begin to use some of the breathing, relaxation, and awareness exercises in their everyday life. In a small group setting we will explore ways to develop focus, inner stillness and to watch our experience with new awareness rather than from our learned autopilot. Learn how men can development themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally (and often spiritually) and experience the everyday in a new way. Respond to life more and react less. “Be” present with…and despite our life circumstances. The Mindfulness Meditation for Men has two components: an introduction session (monthly) and exercises and practice session (monthly). ** There is no cost to attend and registration is required.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: Introduction Session (second Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) and Exercises and Practice Session (fourth Monday each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30)

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | info@menandfamilies.ca | www.menandfamilies.org

North York Women’s Centre – Women’s Empowerment

Group Name: North York Women’s Centre – Women’s Empowerment Series

Description: The North York Women’s Centre addresses the well-being of women in the former City of North York. We are a central source of information serving as a link between available resources and the women who need them. Ongoing programs include information and referral services, free legal clinics and a variety of support groups. Seasonal program brochures detail special events and educational workshops. The Centre is a non-threatening, informal and supportive place, accessible to women of all socio-economic and ethno-racial backgrounds. There are no program fees. A commitment to attend and participate is expected. NYWC strives to ensure women have access to our programs. Talk to us about any child-minding, accessibility or other needs you have during registration. Register as early as possible to secure your spot – and please cancel if you can’t attend. TTC tokens are provided when requested at registration.

Part 1: Discovering Our Power (Winter 2016)

Participants will gain an understanding of difficult emotions and the effects they have on mental and physical well-being. They will identify personal strengths and coping strategies to draw upon during stressful situations and learn how to build self esteem and confidence. Using group discussions and interactive activities, group members will gain strength and knowledge to move forward while making connections with other women in a supportive environment.

Where: 116 Industry Street (Weston Road and Eglinton area) | Toronto, ON M6M 4L8

When: Every Tuesday for 9 weeks, choose the morning. afternoon or evening group, starts March 1, 2016

Contact: 416-781-0479 | info@nywc.org | www.nywc.org

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