Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is pleased to support or facilitate various groups offering assistance to individuals faced with a variety of challenges.
The groups listed on this page are organized by location and will be updated as frequently as necessary and possible.
If you have questions about groups supported through C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. or require information or forms in an alternative format, please contact us.
Criteria: Age 25 or older, experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
Description: Eleven-week group for individuals who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety, and who are motivated to develop practical strategies for managing their symptoms. The group uses a variety of instructional methods including lectures, some group interaction, and home practice exercises. Groups are offered 3 times a year: fall, winter, and spring. The group is typically offered in both a morning section (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and an early evening section (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.).
Referral Process: Referral through Intake.
D.B.T. Skills Training
Criteria: Age 25 or older, motivated and committed to practicing and learning new skills.
Description: Twenty-week group designed to help individuals change behavioural, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living, and to increase safe and effective coping skills. D.B.T. skills training helps individuals develop their skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness through the use of in-session discussion and practice, and home practice.
Referral Process: Referral Form to Melanie King.
Criteria: Ages 16 to 24, experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
Description: Eight-week group designed to increase young people’s abilities to manage their symptoms of anxiety and depression by attending educational sessions that are Cognitive Behavioural (an intervention which focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviours and the tools that will assist the young person to implement positive responses to situations). This will increase the young person’s capacity to cope and decrease daily impairments.
Referral process: Referral form to Melanie King.
Criteria: Ages 16 to 24, identified mental health concerns, addiction, developmental and/or acquired brain injury.
Description: Nine-week group designed to build and increase independent living capacity for youth transitioning to adulthood and increase knowledge in housing/maintenance, banking, budgeting, self-advocacy, cooking, education/vocation.
Referral: Referral form to Melanie King.