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Gerstein Crisis Centre – Youth WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Group Name: Gerstein Crisis Centre – Youth WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Description: We have partnered with the Self-Help Resource Centre to offer WRAP specifically to youth aged 16-25. This program is tailored for a younger cohort, with an emphasis on making the process of learning about wellness tools an enjoyable and engaging one. After Youth WRAP Through Fitness, you will have a fully developed Wellness Recovery Action Plan and many new connections to the supports and services available. Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping themselves feel better in difficult times.

This group meets on Mondays for 10 weeks, with the optional fitness component starting at 11:00 am and the WRAP sessions running from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

When: Information Session: Monday, November 9th, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at The Gerstein Crisis Centre at 100 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1V3 Group starts November 16th, 2015 and meets on Mondays until February 1st.

Contact: Sign up online at http://gersteincentre.org/wrap/ or contact Laura at
gersteinwrap@gmail.com | 416-929-0149 ext 259

 

Gerstein Crisis Centre – WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Group Name: Gerstein Crisis Centre – WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Description: WRAP helps you to discover your own simple and safe wellness tools and helps you identify when you need to use them. Anyone can use WRAP to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.
Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises,
relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping
themselves feel better in difficult times.
The group meets for 9 weeks starting October 9th, 2015 and runs every Friday until December 4th, 2015.
WRAP Through Fitness was developed by Gerstein Crisis Centre to incorporate WRAP learning with
physical activity, assisting participants in exploring physical fitness and nutrition as recovery tools. We
have partnered with the Downtown YMCA and access their facilities for this project. While the fitness
component is optional, past participants say it was highly beneficial and added to their overall
experience of WRAP.

Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

When: Information Session: Friday, October 2nd, 2015 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Group starts October 9th, 2015: Every Friday for 9 weeks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sign up online at http://gersteincentre.org/wrap/ or contact Laura at gersteinwrap@gmail.com | 416-929-0149 ext 259

 

Youth WRAP Through Fitness

Gerstein Crisis Centre – Youth WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

 

We have partnered with the Self-Help Resource Centre to offer WRAP specifically to youth aged 16-25. This program is tailored for a younger cohort, with an emphasis on making the process of learning about wellness tools an enjoyable and engaging one. After Youth WRAP Through Fitness, you will have a fully developed Wellness Recovery Action Plan and many new connections to the supports and services available. Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping themselves feel better in difficult times.

This group meets on Mondays for 10 weeks, with the optional fitness component starting at 11:00 am and the WRAP sessions running from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Where: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5

When: Information Session: Monday, November 9th, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at The Gerstein Crisis

Centre at 100 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1V3 Group starts November 16th, 2015 and meets

on Mondays until February 1st.

Contact: Sign up online at http://gersteincentre.org/wrap/ or contact Laura at gersteinwrap@gmail.com  | 416-929-0149 ext 259

 

WRAP Through Fitness

 

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Gerstein Crisis Centre – WRAP Through Fitness (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

WRAP helps you to discover your own simple and safe wellness tools and helps you identify when you need to use them. Anyone can use WRAP to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Within a group setting, individuals explore self-help tools (eg. peer counseling, focusing exercises, relaxation & stress reduction techniques) and resources for keeping themselves well and for helping themselves feel better in difficult times.

WRAP Through Fitness was developed by Gerstein Crisis Centre to incorporate WRAP learning with physical activity, assisting participants in exploring physical fitness and nutrition as recovery tools. We have partnered with the Downtown YMCA and access their facilities for this project. While the fitness component is optional, past participants say it was highly beneficial and added to their overall experience of WRAP.

 

This group starts October 9th, 2015 and runs every Friday until December 4, 2015,  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

 

Contact: Laura Shasko 416-929-0149 ext 259 Email: gersteinwrap@gmail.com

Information Session: Friday, October 2, 2015 12:00—2:00 p.m. Located at: The Central YMCA 20 Grosvenor Street.

Sign up online at: http://gersteincentre.org/wrap/

Moving Towards Fitness

At Gerstein Crisis Centre, we believe every person has the right to live a self-directed life and to pursue their greatest level of wellness and happiness. Gerstein Crisis Centre has actively supported consumer survivor initiatives by employing consumer survivor run businesses (e.g. Abel Enterprises, Fresh Start Cleaning & Maintenance, Raging Spoon and AWay Express) through all of our operations. We support artists with lived experience and are fortunate to have a beautiful collection of art in both our homes. We house the Consumer Survivor Archives and strongly support their efforts.

Moving Towards Fitness is a free program offered by the Gerstein Crisis Centre. Start to reclaim your health by exploring the connection between physical and emotional wellness. Incorporating physical fitness while sharing positive strategies for managing and finding balance in our day-to-day lives. Facilitated By: A trained fitness instructor/ yoga teacher and a community peer support worker. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate! This FREE program will include: A varied terrain walk, an introduction to circuit training workout and a wellness check in. Please bring: Water, athletic shoes and a towel or exercise mat.

Where: We will meet at the entrance on the corner of Bloor Street West and Keele Street

When: Starts Friday May 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Every Friday for 4 weeks

Contact: 416-929-0149 Ext. 259 or 232 | moving.towards.fitness@gmail.com

Feel Good Fridays: Wellness Beyond Weight

The Self-Help Resource Centre’s Feel Good Fridays: Wellness Beyond Weight in partnership with Houselink has come to an end. This was a peer support wellness group for people of all shapes and sizes who were interested in discovering easy ways eat healthier and get moving while connecting with other. For eight weeks we met every Friday exercising first and then participated in other group activities indoors. From mindful eating exercises to examining tips on achieving our best personal body image, we did it all. As facilitators, we enjoyed it immensely. Here’s what the participants had to say:

What they liked most?

“Talking with others who struggle with the same issues as I do”

“More than enough time for questions and answers; good interaction”

“The people!”

“Information to take home 1st day interesting”

What did they find most useful?

“Learning to accept myself the way I am”

“Openness and frankness of discussions”

“Liked the mindfulness exercises dealing with eating, body image, etc.”

“Information”

St. John the Compassionate Mission – Walking Group

Group Name: St. John the Compassionate Mission – Walking Group

Description: Our vision at St. John the Compassionate Mission is the most fundamental need of people is something that most people take for granted – a meaningful place in a healthy community, a sense of belonging. Without it, drug rehab, improved housing or employment programs have little effect. Without it, people remain trapped in a lifestyle that is difficult to escape. When people do not feel like they belong, they just cannot seem to recover.

Kettle of Fish Programs at St. John the Compassionate Mission offer a weekly walking group, workshop, community dinner and kids corner. Our walking group takes place every Tuesday (rain or shine) from April to June 2015 (with the possibility of extending it into the rest of summer and fall) at St John the Compassionate Mission. We meet at 155 Broadview Avenue, one block north of Queen Street at 1 p.m. where we stretch and hydrate before our walk. Our walks range from 30 to 45 mins at various paces throughout the neighbourhood and into the Don Valley, and end off at a coffee shop for social time as a group. All are welcome.

Where: 155 Broadview Avenue | Toronto, ON M4M 2E9

When: Every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Contact: Ashley 416 466 1357 Ext. 29 | kofsjcm@gmail.com | www.stjohnsmission.org

The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Polish Diabetes Education Support

Group Name: The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Polish Diabetes Education Support

Description: The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a non-profit, primary health care facility. Since 1991, we have been providing many needed services to the individuals and families living in our service area. We provide primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building. Our interdisciplinary team works to provide coordinated services and programs for all ages, with a focus on seniors, families with young children (in particular newcomers) and youth. The services and programs are delivered at the individual, group and community levels.

Polish Chapter Of The Canadian Diabetes Association: Diabetes education in a supportive environment for
people who live with diabetes. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Cost: free and it is offered in Polish language.

Where: 1700 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M6P 4C3

When: Third Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Krystyna 416-604-0640 Ext. 1058 | www.4villageschc.ca

The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Nordic Pole Walking

Group Name: The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Walk This Way (Nordic Pole Walking)

Description: The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a non-profit, primary health care facility. Since 1991, we have been providing many needed services to the individuals and families living in our service area. We provide primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building. Our interdisciplinary team works to provide coordinated services and programs for all ages, with a focus on seniors, families with young children (in particular newcomers) and youth. The services and programs are delivered at the individual, group and community levels.

A free Nordic Pole Walking Group is being held indoors for Four Villages. Nordic Pole Walking is a fun and effective low impact, full-body workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. We meet at the
Centre Court inside the Galleria Shopping Centre, 1245 Dupont Street at Dupont and Dufferin. Everyone is welcome! No experience required! Poles are available to borrow or you can buy your own to make pole walking a daily activity. To register or for more information, contact Junko.

Where: 1700 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M6P 4C3

When: Every Wednesday from now until March 25th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.

Contact: Junko 416-604-0640 Ext. 6453 | www.4villageschc.ca

The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Seniors Program

Group Name: The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Seniors Program

Description: The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a non-profit, primary health care facility. Since 1991, we have been providing many needed services to the individuals and families living in our service area. We provide primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building. Our interdisciplinary team works to provide coordinated services and programs for all ages, with a focus on seniors, families with young children (in particular newcomers) and youth. The services and programs are delivered at the individual, group and community levels.

For Seniors
4CATS (Four Villages & Committed Action Team for Seniors): 4CATS meets monthly to help identify the needs of seniors and advocate for the improvement of services in the community.

Wellness Group: Older adults participate in gentle exercises to stay fit. Information on health related issues and social time are part of each group session. ***Please note that there is a catchment area for service.

Where: 3446 Dundas Street West | Toronto, ON M6S 2S1

When: Please call for more program details.

Contact: 416-604-0640 | www.4villageschc.ca

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