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Healthy You

The Healthy You group is offered by our Dietitians and our Mental Health Nurse.

We make over 200 food-related choices every day.  This program is for you if you would like to further develop healthy living behaviours and skills in a peer support group format.

What the Healthy You Lifestyle Program has to offer:

The Healthy You Lifestyle Program is facilitated by a registered dietitian and a mental health nurse. Topics addressed over the 4-week program include.

  • Our Eating Environment, Mindful Eating & Being Active
  • Nutrition 101 & Meal Planning
  • Supermarket Savvy & Grocery Store Label Reading Tour
  • Making Lifestyle Changes Stick

When it’s offered:

Niagara-on-the-Lake – The sessions are provided from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Niagara Medical Centre. One session is conducted offsite at a local grocery store. Maximum: 12 participants.

St. Catharines – TBA

How to get involved:

Niagara-on-the-Lake – If you would like to attend the next 4-week Healthy You Lifestyle Program, contact 905.468.2177 x1.

St. Catharines – Call 905.988.9617 x226

Craving Change

Our Craving Change group is run by our Dietitians along with our Social Workers or our Mental Health Nurse.

This program is for you if:

  • You would like to change your relationship with food
  • You don’t want a diet, but a lifestyle change
  • You would like to learn more about your relationship between emotions and food

What Craving Change has to offer:

This program will help you to understand: WHY you eat the way you do, WHY you comfort yourself with food and HOW you can change your thinking and eating. Craving Change: A How to Guide for Changing your Relationship with Food. The Craving Change program is not a diet. It uses cognitive behavioural approach to help people see the connection between our thoughts, feelings and actions and the food we eat.

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines – A 6-week program that runs Jan/Feb, May/June and Sept/Oct. It is generally held on Thursdays from 9:30am-11:00am or from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Check out our Patient Information Calendar for upcoming classes!

How to get involved:

You can access our mental health programs by speaking to your Family Doctor or one of the support staff that works in the Family Health Team.

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226 for more information about program dates or fill out our program registration form online.

Blood Pressure Program

The Blood Pressure group program is offered by our Nurse Practitioners and our Registered Dietitians.

What the BLOOD PRESSURE Program has to offer:

  • What you need to know about your blood pressure
  • Lifestyle changes to improve your blood pressure
  • Blood pressure checks before each class
  • Goal setting planner to help keep track of your changes

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines:

Upcoming 2-session workshop dates:

Session 1:
Wednesday November 15 from 10:00am-11:30 am at 145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines.
Session 2:  Wednesday November 22 from 10:00am-11:30 am at 145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines.

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – Call 905.988.9617 x226 to register or fill out our online program registration form.

Take Control – Take Charge!

This program is a free 6-week workshop for people who live with ongoing or chronic pain.

Each week you will learn new ways to live with your chronic pain and improve the quality of your life. Find out about treatments that are available and best for you.

Discover what to do when:

  • You have difficult sleeping and feel worn out
  • You feel closed off from others
  • You feel like pain is controlling your life

The workshop is also available to caregivers to help them better support their loved ones.

If you are interested in this program please call 1.855.333.2376 or fill out the online program registration form