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Across Boundaries – Men’s Group

Group Name: Across Boundaries – Men’s Group

Description: Across Boundaries is a mental health centre which provides a range of supports and services to people from racialized communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who are experiencing severe mental health problems/serious mental illness. The centre believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and operates within an anti-racism/anti-oppression framework. Across Boundaries’ Support Group Services address individual, systemic and ethno specific issues which affect their mental health. The goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their health. These groups would include family and peer support groups.

In this intimate group of 8-12 men, participants are led by a male therapist. The facilitator encourages discussion of barriers in the health care system and strategies to overcome them. Individual and systemic issues that affect their mental health are also discussed **** These programs and services are provided for those who are 16 years and older and identify themselves as a racialized individual. Persons wishing to attend must first be enrolled as a client at Across Boundaries and live in the Greater Toronto Area. There is no fee for this program or any meetings.

Where: 51 Clarkson Avenue | Toronto, ON, M6E 2T5

When: Once becoming a client, an event calendar is provided so you may select which support group you wish to attend.

Contact: 416-787-3007 | www.accrossboundaries.ca | info@acrossboundaries.ca

Across Boundaries – Peer Support for Racialized Group

Group Name: Across Boundaries – Peer Support for Racialized Group

Description: Across Boundaries is a mental health centre which provides a range of supports and services to people from racialized communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who are experiencing severe mental health problems/serious mental illness. The centre believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and operates within an anti-racism/anti-oppression framework. Across Boundaries’ Support Group Services address individual, systemic and ethno specific issues which affect their mental health. The goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their health. These groups would include family and peer support groups.

Peer Support Group – A safe space is provided where clients can practice their leadership skills by volunteering to facilitate the discussion. Participants share experiences, give feedback and provide support to each other. **** These programs and services are provided for those who are 16 years and older and identify themselves as a racialized individual. Persons wishing to attend must first be enrolled as a client at Across Boundaries and live in the Greater Toronto Area. There is no fee for this program or any meetings.

Where: 51 Clarkson Avenue | Toronto, ON, M6E 2T5

When: Once becoming a client, an event calendar is provided so you may select which support group you wish to attend.

Contact: 416-787-3007 | www.accrossboundaries.ca | info@acrossboundaries.ca

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

The 416 Drop-In Centre provides support and services to women dealing with mental health issues who are homeless, street-involved, dually diagnosed, and socially isolated. The program offers short-term case management services to access community services through a coordinated and holistic approach. The 416 is known for working with women whom other agencies find very difficult to serve. The program also offers a trustee program to help clients with money management. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation. **** Serves women in the Downtown Toronto area.

Where: The Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. East | Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R5

When: Drop-In. Languages: English and Korean.

Contact: 416-928-3334 | 416-482-4103 | crct@crct.org | 416casemanagement@bellnet.ca

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support

Group Name: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support

Description: This group is in its 13th year and medical support is provided when necessary by Dr. Peggy Richter of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Also psychotherapy done on a private basis.  There is no cost attend the meetings. E-mail the moderator Rick Silver for more details.

Where: Downtown Toronto

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Rick Silver | ocddowntown@hotmail.com

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Chillout

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.

Chillout is a support group for LGBTQ youth where youth are able to learn strategies and tools for managing anxiety. This group includes yoga, discussion, and arts-based activities and the opportunity to
connect with other LGBTQ youth.

When: This group is resuming in spring 2015. Please call at that time for more details.

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

Contact: Kathleen 416-924-2100 Ext. 254 | Kathleen.Oconnell@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Egale YouthOUTreach

Group Name: Egale YouthOUTreach

Description: A youth housing support and crisis intervention centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and Two Spirit(LGBTQ2S) youth (16+) in the Greater Toronto Area. Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is a national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans human rights through research, education and community engagement.

We provide Crisis Intervention and other services:

  • Same-day crisis response and counselling (Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention care
  • Ongoing counselling for individuals and families
  • Addiction and mental health supports
  • Medical, dental and legal aid referrals
  • Exploration of educational and learning opportunities, including high school, post-secondary and trades programs
  • Support with gender affirmation and community acceptance (e.g. transition planning and trans literacy seminars)
  • Group discussion, group counselling and interactive learning activities

Where: 183 Carlton Street, Side Entrance | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K7

Contact: 416-964-7887 | www.egale.ca | outreach@egale.ca

Young Ones – Youth Support

Group Name: Young Ones – Youth Support

Description: Young Ones is a charitable organization committed to breaking the barriers that all persons with mental health issues face. We provide accessible, specialized, mental-health treatment and support to youth ages 13 to 24, who are in financial need and struggling with mental health issues, addictions or concurrent disorders. We are dedicated to raising awareness and reducing stigma about mental health issues through education and sharing personal experience. Our mission is to help youth achieve better mental health, and to provide support for their families by breaking barriers to enhanced care and quality of life.

Our Mentorship Program offers a ‘free safety net’ for youth, by providing mentorship and peer support groups. Any youth can participate in the mentorship program and attend our support groups.

Contact: 416-694-3754 | doleksij@youngones.ca | youngones.ca

Youthdale – Crisis Services

Group Name: Youthdale – Crisis Services

Description: Youthdale is a non-profit, charitable community agency funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Youthdale is managed by a central administration and overseen by a public Board of Directors. Youthdale’s clinical services include outpatient consultation, residential treatment, and psychiatric crisis response.

Any parent or legal guardian in Ontario can call the Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Services at (416) 363-9990, and get immediate access to trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Youthdale’s Crisis Support Team assesses each child’s risk and mental status through telephone interviews and, if required, Mobile Response. This assessment will involve the parent or guardian and the professionals caring for the child. A Youthdale child psychiatrist is available to consult with the Crisis Support Team at all times.

Where: 227 Victoria Street | Toronto, ON, M5B 1T8

Contact: 416-363-9990 | www.youthdale.ca/en/

Centre francophone – Espace Jeunesse

Group Name: Centre francophone – Espace Jeunesse

Description: The Centre francophone de Toronto is a non-profit organization that serves, first and foremost, as the main entry point for Francophones who live or plan to settle in Toronto. The Centre helps promote the well-being of the Francophone community, and has developed a community-based and multi-disciplinary approach. It offers a range of services to meet the needs of all Francophones in the GTA.

Our Espace Jeunesse program offers a support service for francophone children and youth aged 7 to 18 who are experiencing mental health issues, and for their families, in schools and in the community. Espace Jeunesse is here to help and offers the following services:

  • Individual and family assessments
  • Specialized assessments (psychological and psychiatric)
  • Individual and/or family therapy and counselling
  • Consultations and support at school
  • Programs and workshops for youth at school and in the community
  • Programs and workshops for parents

Where: 20 Lower Spadina Avenue | Toronto, ON M5Y 2Z1

Contact: 416-922-2672 Ext. 290 | www.centrefranco.org

Oolagen – Youth Walk-in Clinic

Group Name: Oolagen – Youth Walk-in Clinic

Description: Oolagen is an accredited mental health centre helping Toronto youth and their families. Highly-respected for the work it does, Oolagen serves as a University of Toronto teaching facility and is long-term partners with the Toronto District School Board, the Children’s Aid Society, Catholic Children’s Aid, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, as well as other children’s mental health agencies and community groups.

Oolagen has partnered with East Metro Youth Service and Yorktown Child & family Centre to create Toronto’s only city wide walk-in counseling service open 5 days a week.* This is an opportunity for immediate problem solving and therapeutic conversations, as well as referral to other services if required. For many a single appointment is enough, although the clinic may be used more than once if necessary.

* Please note clients must arrive no later than one and a half hours prior to the end of the walk-in hours except on Tuesday when the last appointment must arrive at 6:30pm.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7

Contact: 416-395-0660 | contact@oolagen.org | www.oolagen.org

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