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First Episode Psychosis Services, Schizophrenia Services – College Street site – CAMH

Group Name: First Episode Psychosis Services, Schizophrenia Services – College Street site – CAMH

 

Description: For families and significant others of clients of CAMH’s First (Early) Episode Psychosis division of the Schizophrenia Program. Providing: time-limited psychoeducational and supportive counseling services on a group and individual basis
 • Includes a family psychosis education group
• Crisis intervention and support
• Family therapy, couple and individual counseling on as needed basis
• In-home family support
• Family orientation sessions
• Family mentorship opportunities
• Referrals from across GTA accepted through LEARN (Learning Employment Advocacy Recreation Network)
 Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Children’s Psychotic Disorders Program – CAMH

Group Name: Children’s Psychotic Disorders Program – CAMH

Description: Primarily a consultation service for children with disorder involving psychosis (up to age 16) and their caregivers.

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Living With Voices

recovery network: Toronto
Our Vales:
These values inform our daily practice. They also inform all moderating decisions on this website/blog.

We honor each other. We accept people as they are: unique, individuals with something to offer and something we can learn from. We remind everyone that there are no limits to anyone’s recovery. We encourage a sense of hope in everyone for their own ability to recover in ways that is meaningful to them. We validate people’s experience and the insights they draw from them. We treat others with dignity, compassion and respect and hold each other in unconditional high regard. We offer choices and options, not answers and solutions. We believe each of us is expert in ourselves, our own condition and experiences. We support each individual’s right to choose what is best for them and to choose who they turn to for support and guidance in making those choices.

The Living With Voices Workshop
We will share common, simple coping tools and strategies for people who hear voices. Share resources and enjoy a safe place to use creativity and express some of your own experience living with voices.
This is a free event and open to the public. Please contact for more details. Event flyer

Contact: Carmen 416-539-0690 Ext. 256 | carmenca@houselink.on.ca

Where: Houselink, 805 Bloor St W, Toronto

When: Thursday June 11th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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 – 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

Mental Health Peer Support Organization

Group Name: Mental Health Peer Support Organization

Description: The Mental Health Peer Support Organization is a group designed to help people with mental health labels and /or challenges live happier and more fulfilling lives. Members within the group, pledge to help each other and themselves at the same time. This group will inspire people to reach their individual goals with the support and encouragement of each other. Sharing, caring and open, honest communication are key to the success of this group and it’s members.

Open to all people with Mental Health “labels”.
The group is also open to supporters of people with said challenges including friends and family. If you have no friends and family then please join as we want you to make new peer support friends!
Many of our members have been volunteers and or professionals in the area of mental health for years. Many of us know peer support works to improve health. Many have personally been and continue to be involved in results that have improved quality of life and even saved lives. **** Registration is required.

Where: St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway Central Conference Dining Room | Toronto, ON M6R 1B5

When: Meetings are most Mondays from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. plus socials, verify online.

Contact: mhpso@yahoo.com | www.meetup.com/Mental-Health-Peer-Support-Organization/

The Secret Handshake – Schizophrenia Peer Support

Group Name: The Secret Handshake – Schizophrenia Peer Support

Description: Formed in 2004 in response to a void in the after-treatment of patients following a schizophrenia diagnosis, The Secret Handshake is a Peer Support facility in Canada created by and for people with schizophrenia. It is similar to the model of peer support organization Alcoholics Anonymous. The Secret Handshake recognizes that peers are uniquely equipped to counsel and support others coping with the illness. Members mentor and share recovery techniques and resources. Most important, we build deep friendships based on mutual trust and respect, breaking the cycle of isolation, stigma and ostracism.

Many people coping with schizophrenia do not have the support or skills to reintegrate into the mainstream. Frequently, they are not aware of important services available to them. We help them navigate the system. They can be very isolated, even in a family setting. Members flourish when they meet regularly with people who are living with the schizophrenia experience. The diagnosis of any mental or physical illness requires treatment and support specific to that illness. This is why there is tremendous value in our Diagnostic Specific model.

Where: 170 A Baldwin st, west of Spadina

When: Monday drop in, art viewing 2.30 – 6 pm
Saturdays art galleree, hours & drop in 2.30 – 6 pm
The last Sunday of every month gala poetry readings 2 – 5 pm

Contact: 416-995-8157 | centralianwings@sympatico.ca | www.thesecrethandshake.ca

Let’s Talk About Teenage Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Teenage Mental Health is the first in a series of Families First – Parent Education Workshop created at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. It is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Our parent education workshops generally take place at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Please note that registration is required. Childcare is also available and should be requested at time of registration. This workshop is FREE.
Our schedule can also be accessed via our website, www.hincksdellcrest.org, enter site, click on quick links or what’s new, then Community Program for Families.

Where: 1645 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto.

When: Thursday, February 26th, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-924-1164 Ext. 2167

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