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Divine Divas

DIVINE DIVAS is a free drop-in psycho-educational skill based group, utilizing the empowerment model. The group is open to women who have past or current mental health and/or substance use issues, abuse and trauma.

This is a self-referral group. We encourage participants to have a support worker or health practitioner in the community.

The group meets every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30pm on the 9th floor East Wing, Community Mental Health Services at Toronto Western Hospital (TWH).

For more information contact:

Noemia at (TWH): 416.603.5800 ext.5325
Jacqueline at Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre: 416.603.1462

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www.schliferclinic.com

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is one of a kind in Canada. It is a specialized Clinic for women experiencing violence that offers counselling in a variety of innovative modalities, interpretation in more than 80 languages, and integrated legal representation and advice in the 3 areas of law most requested by women trying to build lives free from family violence, immigration and criminal law.

We represent the unrepresented, through support as well as legal representation and safety planning: in court, in hearings and in settlement processes. We are specialists in the complex intersections of law and life that a woman facing violence of any form is forced to navigate, when her future is uncertain and her life may be at stake, with a specialization in family law. We provide skilled counselling, access to stable housing and group support when her past erupts into her present life through memory, trauma and severe difficulties with the tasks of daily life.

We step up when international treaties have failed to protect her in civil war, migration or settlement in Canada, or when non-state actors, such as husbands or partners, have not been prosecuted in her home country. Our Counselling, Legal and Interpreter Services programs collaborate in the delivery of services and the development of interdisciplinary competencies that make access to justice possible for victims of domestic violence.

We are sought after for our experience, expertise and advice from across Toronto, Ontario, Canada and internationally.

For more information contact: 416-323-9149

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http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/mental-health/groups

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Based on the work of Aaron Beck, CBT emphasizes the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This 12 week group will assist individuals to develop strategies to manage previously overwhelming situations thereby increasing their self-awareness and reducing their symptoms. The co-facilitators will encourage and provide opportunities for individuals to develop a practice of using cognitive and behavioral strategies and tools in a supportive group setting.

Referral:

The CBT Referral Form is required to register for this program.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program For Women

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program provides instruction in mindfulness meditation practice to help heighten awareness of how people react to both emotional and physical pain.

This eight-week intensive and structured mind/body group training program typically runs 3 times per year on Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30pm.

Learn more about our MBSR program from the MBSR Information Sheet.

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Seeking Safety Treatment Group

This treatment is designed for people with a current substance use disorder, a relational trauma history and symptoms of PTSD.  This group emphasizes the relationship between substance use and trauma. This group is open to internal and external referrals. Please note: No waitlist is held for this group.

Referral:

The Seeking Safety Treatment Referral Form is required from a treating physician who can follow the participant while they are in the group.

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Therapeutic Writing Group

This group program gives participants an opportunity to explore the therapeutic nature of creative writing in a confidential supportive forum.  Members will practice writing personal narratives and share them with others to build meaning and navigate relational challenges of life.

The Therapeutic Writing Group Referral Form is required to register for this program.

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Day Treatment Program

Day Treatment Program offers a psycho-educational approach to treatment for adults whose mental health concerns have impacted their daily lives.  We aim to develop strength-based strategies with clients to self-manage challenges, increase daily activity level and enhance socialization through skills training, support and structure.

DTP is designed as an 8 week program, running 3 consecutive mornings each week.

Referral:

The DTP Referral Form is required to register for this program.

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Women’s Mental Health Program
Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
7th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6230

http://www.mooddisorders.ca/program/peer-support

One in five people will experience a mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder) in his or her lifetime. The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is dedicated to helping them and their families … with care, compassion, respect and equity.

Call us for information: 1-888-486-8236

24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 154 languages.

www.awhl.org

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.

If you or a woman you know is experiencing abuse call us:

Call (Toll Free):  1-866-863-0511

Enjoy a personalized Acupuncture treatment in a group setting.

http://sixdegreeshealth.ca/acupuncture/community-acupuncture/

Community Acupuncture means you receive treatment in a large shared room where you sit in a comfy recliner. Acupuncture points on your arms, legs, head and are used. We treat all ailments effectively using this method and the treatment is no different than a treatment in a private setting.

Community Acupuncture allows for affordable rates. This means you can use Acupuncture more often to achieve results faster. You also benefit from “collective Qi” – the power of healing in a shared space.

On each visit your practitioner will do a 5-10 minute intake with you. Then it’s time to get POKED! Roll up your pants and sleeves and the treatment begins.

Acupuncture is used for the treatment of all health issues such as:

  • Injuries, Joint, nerve & muscle pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Stress, anxiety & depression
  • PMS & gynecological health
  • Fertility & Labour promotion
  • Boosting immunity & energy level
  • Managing side affects of medication & drugs
  • Vitality, Self confidence, Being in your body

Sliding scale fees…

– First Visit $45-90 sliding scale,
– Weekly follow up: $30-75
– 2nd or 3rd visit in same week: $15-35

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Contact company offices for more information:  Tel: 416.866.8484 or Em: info@sixdegreeshealth.ca

Individual care in a group therapy setting.

http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/patient-programs/day-treatment/patient-program-day-treatment

The Day Treatment Programs at Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai Hospital site) offer a variety of groups for patients who need a more intensive, interdisciplinary, goal-oriented, time-limited program than is traditionally available in outpatient services.  This program is intended to supplement existing treatment such as individual therapy, case management, and on-going psychiatric follow-up.  Programs are strength based and encourage the individual to focus on recovery which is based on their personal gaols.

  • Programs are group based and are for individuals who have functional limitations related to a psychiatric illness.
  • Individuals accepted into the day treatment program will be provided with a schedule of groups appropriate to their needs.
  • Program participants must be able to come to the hospital several days a week for up to 4 hours a day.  Maximum length of program is 12 weeks.
  • These groups are designed to help program participants build new coping skills to improve their sense of well-being and their ability to function effectively in their daily lives.
  • Our Day Treatment Programs would not be suitable for individuals who are actively suicidal or homicidal and unable to contract for safety.  Our programs would also not be useful to those who are unable to tolerate and/or benefit from a group process.

Referal:

Please download the referral form here and fax completed form to 416.586.8654.