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Mental Health

CBT for Anxiety Group

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group for anxiety.
Learn how to “manage your symptoms” rather than “your symptoms managing you.”

CBT is a type of structured therapy aimed at changing negative thinking patterns. It is an evidence-based, scientifically researched treatment that has proven to be successful.

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines: Check back soon.

Virgil: Check back soon.

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.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
OR
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x228
Virgil – 
call 905.468.2177 x 130

Additional Information

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)

What the CBT-I Program has to offer:

This program addresses sleep-related difficulties for those who have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and/or frequent waking during the night. (Not appropriate for patients with untreated sleep apnea or serious medical conditions affecting sleep).

The goal is to help you achieve better sleep and feel more rested and energized in your day-to-day life.

When it’s offered:

The next 7-week program starts: Tuesday October 22nd and runs until Tuesday December 3rd
from 1:30 – 3:00pm

How to get involved:

Call 905.988.9617 x226 OR fill out our online program registration form.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Forest Therapy

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Forest Therapy is a gentle practice of mindful awareness and connection to nature that promotes wellness, and is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shrinrin-yoku or “Forest Bathing.”

Many studies have shown that spending time in natural settings has important health and wellness benefits including:

  • strengthened immune system
  • lowered cortisol levels
  • increased natural killer (NK) cell activity
  • improved heart rate variability
  • decreased stress and rumination
  • improved mood states, sleep, cognitive function, concentration and memory function

Forest Therapy is especially helpful for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief and burnout. A walk is generally 2 hours in length and is not meant to be strenuous. The trail is usually flat and covers easy terrain.

*Please Note: we require 6-10 people for each walk*

When it’s offered:

Forest Therapy classes are seasonal. Please check back with us in the Spring of 2020 about future Forest Therapy class dates. 

How to get involved:

Please call 905.988.9617 x226 to register or fill out our online program registration form.

Location

The group will meet at the Port Weller Community Centre (1 Bogart Street in St. Catharines) and the walk will take place in Malcolmson Eco Park.

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team


Happiness 101

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Using principles of positive psychology, our 6-week Happiness 101 group workshops will teach you 13 key skills that build positive experiences, enhance social relationships, promote engagement, enhance opportunities for achievement…and so much more!

When it’s offered:

The next 6-week groups will start on:

  • Check back soon.

How to get involved:

Please call 905.988.9617 x226 to register or fill out our online program registration form.

Location

7-145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team


Individual and Supportive Counselling

Our social workers and mental health counsellors are trained to counsel people who are experiencing challenges in daily living.

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226

Virgil – call 905.468.2177 x130

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Living Life to the Fullest

A group based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your feelings and thoughts. The aim of ACT is to maximize human potential for a rich and meaningful life.

ACT does this by:

  • Teaching you skills to deal with the thoughts and feelings effectively in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you
  • Helping you clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you (i.e. your values), then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you

Pre-Reading, Audio and Video for ACT

When it’s offered:

Wednesday January 15, 2020 – Wednesday February 26, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30pm

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.

Please call 905.468.2177 x130 to register or speak with your health care provider about a referral.

Location

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre (Mori Room)

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Mental Health Assessments

Our psychiatrists work at two of our main sites to assess patients with complex mental or emotional problems.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
and
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226
Virgil – 
call 905.468.2177 x 130

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Mind Full or Mindful?

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Set your mind at ease and regain control.
This 4-week program strives to teach participants how to manage the stress of daily life through mindful awareness. You will learn about the negative impact of stress on the mind and body and through mindful practice, become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and body sensations. Aimed at ages 20+.

When it’s offered:

  • Check back soon.

How to get involved:

To register for this program call 905.988.9617 x226 or fill out our online program registration form.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Single Session – St. Catharines

ABOUT THIS SERVICE:

Everyone has problems. You are not alone. Drop in and talk to one of our registered and highly trained social workers. No wait list, no referral, no phone call, no appointment, no commitment.

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines – Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm at 145 Carlton Street.
Must register by 10:45am. **For St. Catharines site patients only**

Just walk-in on Wednesday morning between 9:00am – 10:45am.
No referral, no phone call, no appointment.
**First come, first served**

How to get involved:

✓ This group is only open to St. Catharines site patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Single Session – Virgil & NOTL

ABOUT THIS SERVICE:

Everyone has problems. You are not alone. Drop in and talk to one of our registered and highly trained social workers. No wait list, no referral. Just give us a call to book your appointment.

When it’s offered:

Virgil Site – Friday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm at 1882 Niagara Stonr Road **For Virgil & NOTL  site patients only**

by appointment only

How to get involved:

✓ This group is only open to Virgil/NOTL site patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team