Groups

CMHA Oxford County offers a number of support group services. Most programs are free, however cost will be listed if there is a fee for group programs. We do offer a sliding scale for fee assistance for individuals who are in financial hardship.

Read more below and view our calendar here.
For a print out version of our upcoming groups, check out our latest Oxford Self Help March 2018 Newsletter

Unless otherwise specified, groups can be registered by contacting 519-539-8055 x 211.

Our Groups:

Anger Solutions
Concurrent Disorders Skills and Support Group

CMHA Clients Groups (Art Group, Cooking Group)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Living a Healthy Life
Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes
Living Life to the Full™
Mindful Meditation Practice
Partnering with Families Affected by Mental Health and Addictions Issues
Smoking Awareness
Suicide & Bereavement Groups


Anger Solutions

The Anger Solutions Program™ helps individuals develop appropriate ways to express and resolve their anger.  Built on a Psychosocial Rehabilitation foundation, Anger Solutions incorporates the best of several evidence-based therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Assertiveness Training and Solution Focused/ Brief Therapy principles.

  • Effectively expressing anger is a skill that can developed and improved upon.  In Anger Solutions, we learn that anger is an important emotion that lets us know when something is not right in our lives and it can prompt us to make changes.
  • Anger Solutions helps us confront underlying beliefs that dictate our behaviours.  The program provides the tools needed to change old responses to more effective ones.
  • A unique part of the program is called the forgiveness module.  It teaches us that forgiveness is a choice.  Discover how hanging on to old grievances might be hurting us and how choosing to forgive might actually free us to move forward in our lives.

Anger Solutions is eight modules and delivered in two-hour group sessions.  The program runs twice a year and is open to anyone living in Oxford County.  Cost of the group is $100.00 which includes a manual.

For more information, contact CMHA Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Concurrent Disorders Skills and Support Group
This group is designed for individuals experiencing both mental health and substance abuse issues.  This group incorporates a complementary combination of stages of change theory, solution focused approach and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

We welcome individuals at all stages of wellness and recovery, meaning this group is open to those still currently using and those abstaining. Pre-registration is not required.

When: Weekly (see current dates on our calendar)
Where: Woodstock (CMHA Oxford), Tillsonburg (Livingston Centre)
Group size: 10 – 12 individuals (Co-ed)

A healthy snack with coffee/beverages will be provided by CMHA.  For more information, contact CMHA Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211 or email concurrentdisorders@nullcmhaoxford.on.ca

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CMHA Clients Groups
CMHA Clients groups explore the creative and expressive world of art, as well as new recipes and meals with our cooking classes. All groups are free to CMHA – Oxford Clients.

Social & Activity Groups for CMHA clients only:

ART GROUP:
3rd Thursday of every month at 1:30 PM, Station Arts Centre (Tillsonburg). Free Group.

COOKING GROUP:
Tillsonburg: Connect with you case manager.
Woodstock (in partnership with WACHC): This group will run every other month starting in December 2014. This is a hands on cooking class topics include: healthy microwave meals, one pot dinners, cooking from garden fresh box, etc. Free group.

Connect with your case manager if you’re interested in either of these groups!

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT):
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy groups teach the skills of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.  These skills can help program participants gain more control over their emotions and deal with others more effectively.  The groups are focused on teaching rather than group sharing.  Individuals can benefit from this group if they have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, and/or experience suicidal or self-harm feelings, excessive emotional highs or lows, and relationship difficulties.

Each of the three program modules include groups that run one half-day/week for 12 weeks, three times per year.  Each module includes a component of mindfulness skills.  Group members must be prepared to commit to a 12 week, intensive group therapy, homework and a weekly appointment with their one to one DBT coach during each session.  DBT participants are required to attend a pre-group interview where a commitment to the program is reviewed and service contracts are signed prior to participation in the program.

Referral Form for the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group

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Living a Healthy Life
People living with chronic conditions spend about 5% of their time with health professionals. These workshops provide information and teach practical skills that are needed to confidently manage their disease.

This is a FREE 6-week group, facilitated by Susan Forbes and Maureen Ralph in partnership with CCAC.

To register, or for more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes
The Diabetes Self-Management Program helps people with diabetes to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The sessions provide information and teach practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with diabetes.

This is a FREE 6-week group, facilitated by Susan Forbes and Maureen Ralph.

To register, or for more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Living Life to the Full™
In six, enjoyable 90-minute sessions – one per week – this course helps people to make a difference to their lives. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a booklet. Participants are taught how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried, or hopeless, and learn skills that help them tackle life’s problems.

Want to know how to feel better, right now? This enjoyable, interactive course introduces the principles of Five Areas CBT and will help you understand your feelings and what to do about them. This is suitable for people who want to maximize their ability to deal with life’s challenges.

To register, or for more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Mindful Meditation Practice
No previous meditation experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday afternoons at CMHA Oxford in Woodstock, 522 Peel Street from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.  Free, drop-in, and open to the community.

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Partnering with Families Affected by Mental Health and Addictions Issues
This education and support group is intended to help learn about mental illness and addictions issues, develop skills to help deal with the impact on family and friends, and collaborate with the individuals and treatment providers to find the best support options. (This group does not include consumer.)

This group is ran in partnership with Woodstock Hospital – Mental Health Services – PEPP OXford

This group is 8 weeks long and will be offered 3 times per year.

To register, or for more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Smoking Awareness
This group is for individuals who want to reduce or quit their tobacco use. Nicotine replacement therapy is offered at no cost for eligible individuals interested in participating in Stop Study.

This is a FREE 5-week group, facilitated by Kristin Toushan and Oxford Public Health – Stop Study.

To register, or for more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Anger Solutions

The Anger Solutions Program™ helps individuals develop appropriate ways to express and resolve their anger.  Built on a Psychosocial Rehabilitation foundation, Anger Solutions incorporates the best of several evidence-based therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Assertiveness Training and Solution Focused/ Brief Therapy principles.

  • Effectively expressing anger is a skill that can developed and improved upon.  In Anger Solutions, we learn that anger is an important emotion that lets us know when something is not right in our lives and it can prompt us to make changes.
  • Anger Solutions helps us confront underlying beliefs that dictate our behaviours.  The program provides the tools needed to change old responses to more effective ones.
  • A unique part of the program is called the forgiveness module.  It teaches us that forgiveness is a choice.  Discover how hanging on to old grievances might be hurting us and how choosing to forgive might actually free us to move forward in our lives.

Anger Solutions is eight modules and delivered in two-hour group sessions.  The program runs twice a year and is open to anyone living in Oxford County.  Cost of the group is $100.00 which includes a manual.

For more information, contact CMHA – Oxford at 519-539-8055 ext. 211.

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Suicide & Bereavement Groups

Youth Suicide Prevention Committee

This committee was formed in February 2016, and is in its infancy.   The Committee is made up of community partners and is currently developing strategies for Promotion, Prevention, Risk Management and Postvention for at Risk Youth. More to come stay tuned.

For information call 519-539-8055

Bereavement and Suicide Bereavement Support available in Oxford County

KIDS’ CIRCLE – Sakura House

Providing kids the tools to face life’s greatest challenges

VON Kids’ Circle provides supportive care for grieving children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

This is an eight week program, providing group support to children ages 4 to 11. Programs run several times throughout the year, please contact the Program Coordinator for specific dates.

Family members and caregivers are invited to attend the first session, for a special presentation and discussion entitled “When Families Grieve.”

VON Kids’ Circle is facilitated by the Program Coordinator as well as specially trained bereavement volunteers at no cost to families.

For more information & registration details, contact:

Nancy Clark, Hospice and Bereavement Coordinator at VON Sakura House –

nancy.clark@nullvon.ca or (519) 537-8515 ext 3.

 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME

On staff Certified Grief and Bereavement Supporter.
One-on-one support available at no cost.

SURVIVING SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Will meet the first and third Tuesday monthly at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home.

69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. (Note new start time) Registration is encouraged before your first meeting. Call 519-537-3611.  

This group is Peer led by people who have been touched by the death of a loved one by suicide.  Peers are trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), SafeTALK, and Grief and Bereavement.  This group will help us walk the journey through grief and will act as a reminder that we are not alone.  This is a safe, confidential atmosphere to come and share, talk and discuss coping skills, feelings, and emotions.  All are welcome.  For more information please call 519-537-3611.

Prior to first attendance, registration is encouraged.

To register or for more information please call 519-537-3611.

Download flier here.

Healing Journey through Grief
Grief Support Group

Eight Thursday Sessions

February 1 – March 22nd

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Henderson Hall

133 John Street, Ingersoll

 

More about the group:

  • Support for adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one
  • Will be using the Dr. Alan Wolfelt resource Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
  • Provided by trained facilitators

 

For more information or to register contact

Faye Brekelmans, Sacred Heart Parish

519-485-1802 or email at fbrekelmans@nulldol.ca

Cost $10 for the series of 8 sessions

Download flier here.

SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE: 

Understanding Your Suicide Grief, scheduled dependent on demand. Please call for information. 519-537-3611.

Telephone: (519) 537-3611
Email: admin@nullsmithleroy.com

 

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