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Community Groups

CMHA Peel Dufferin offers these mental health and addiction group programs for adults in our service area.  You do not need to be a member of our programs to attend, however registration is required for some groups.  For more information on times, location, eligibility and to register, please contact Central Intake at intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123.

Anger Solutions Group 

This group explores strategies for effectively resolving anger and taking control of your emotions. The group will discuss the need to take responsibility for your feelings, understand how anger develops, various anger styles, body language, communication skills, forgiveness, and releasing residual anger.

Next session:

Tuesdays for nine weeks starting January 2023 from 2 to 3:30pm.

7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 314.

To register contact Triage at (905) 451-2123, ext. 3 or speak with your worker. Flyer is here.

Seeking Safety Group 

Open to folks 16+ in Peel, Dufferin, North Etobicoke, West Woodbridge living with trauma and addictions. This group will help to identify flags, define trauma and its effects, discuss substance use and its effects, as well as, identify helpful grounding strategies and safer coping. Group participants will also learn how to take good care of themselves and ask for help in recovery.

Seeking Safety is a closed 10 week group currently running virtually via Microsoft Teams. Registration required. Flyer here.

Next session:

Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm, May 17 to July 19, 2022.
To register contact Triage at (905) 451-2123, ext. 3 or speak with your worker.

Trauma & PTSD Basics        

This 4-week, peer-led group is open to clients and community members who have experience with or questions about trauma.  This is a closed group and registration is required.

Next session:

TBD
To register contact Central Intake intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123


Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Feeling tired? Tossing and turning at night? Trouble falling or staying asleep? The Getting a Good Night’s Sleep workshop discusses the things you can do to help you improve your quality of sleep. This educational session explores: the importance of quality sleep, tips on catching more Z’s, practicing relaxation techniques, where to get help and more. Getting a Good Night’s Sleep is a 2.5-hour workshop offered at various locations throughout the year. Registration required.

Next session:

Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30pm.

This group will be offered virtually.

To register, contact Central Intake intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123.

 


 Living Life to the Full

Learn to feel more confident, worry less, and find new ways of dealing with whatever life may throw at you. Living Life to the Full offers enjoyable and interactive sessions that will help participants understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, and what to do about them. Developed by Dr. Chris Williams, a leader in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Living Life to the Full helps people make a difference in their lives. This is a closed, 8-week group offered at various locations throughout the year. Registration required.

Next session:

In-person Living Life to the Full: Wednesdays at 2:30pm to 4:00pm from June 22nd to August 17th. Flyer is here.

To register contact Central Intake intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123

The Canadian Mental health Association, BC Division, holds the exclusive Canadian licence to Living Life to the Full.  For more information go to https://livinglifetothefull.ca/.

 

Living Life To The Full

 


Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (MAST)

MAST groups teach emotion regulation skills through education and mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is present moment awareness – paying attention to our thoughts, emotions, and feelings in the body as they are happening. The practice of mindful awareness can help us to feel better, especially if we are struggling with difficult emotions, fluctuations in our mood, or physical pain. Participants will learn what is mindfulness, how the brain and body process stress and emotions, and develop resources for self-care. This is a closed, four-week group offered at various locations throughout the year. Registration required.

Next session:

Tuesdays starting November 29th.  1:00pm to 3:00pm.

To register contact Central Intake intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123

  Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training

 


SMART Recovery®

SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training) supports individuals who have chosen to abstain (or are considering abstinence) from any type of addictive behaviours – substances, activities, or both. These groups teach participants how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions while working towards long-term satisfaction and quality of life.  Currently offered virtually.  Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm.  To sign up for our virtual program, contact your CMHA Peel Dufferin worker or if you don’t have a worker, contact CMHA Peel Dufferin Triage at 905-451-2123.

SMART Recovery Virtual Program

For more information contact Central Intake intake@cmhapeel.ca or (905) 451-2123

SMART Recovery is a nationwide, non-profit organization which offers free support groups to individuals who desire to gain independence from any type of addictive behavior.  For more information go to https://www.smartrecovery.org/.

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Survivors of Suicide Loss 

Grief after losing a loved one to suicide can be difficult, intense, and complicated. Survivors must mourn, question, and rebuild their lives. This group provides a safe atmosphere for exploring the unique aspects of grief for a suicide loss that may not be understood by others. Key themes include knowing you are not alone, navigating through uncertainty and vulnerability, opportunities to share grief experiences and memories. Survivors of Suicide Loss is facilitated by our partners from Distress Centres of Greater Toronto. This is a closed, 8-week group offered in Brampton throughout the year.  Registration required.

Next session:

TBD

For additional resources please contact Distress Centre GTA, https://www.dcogt.com/survivor-support


Queer Minds

Queer Minds is a virtual space for individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit, trans, asexual, questioning, etc. aged 16+. Queer Minds is a group for individuals to connect with community to gain knowledge and support on various 2SLGBTQIA+ topics/issues. Group is hosted via Microsoft Teams and will meet virtually every Wednesday at 5:30pm.

 

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