Mental wellness is affected by many factors in our lives. At WCHC we support those who are struggling with mental health issues and those who are supporting them by offering a range of programs.
Mental Wellness Education Sessions
Offered in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association to increase awareness of mental health and to support those affected by mental health issues.Â The community advisory committee meets regularly to review program evaluations and to identify topics for the upcoming sessions.Â Please join us for these upcoming sessions. Everyone welcome. No Charge.
- Deepening Relationships through Compassionate Listening
- How to have a Conversation with a Loved One about Depression
- Seeing Changes in an Older Adult
- Learning Compassion for Ourselves
- Practical Tips for Caring for Someone with Anxiety
- Start the Conversation about Cannabis with your Children
The Mindful Way through Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness practices have been found to help enhance wellbeing, stability of attention, emotional regulation, resiliency and bring many physical health benefits. This 8-week course is an opportunity for you to explore your unique physical, cognitive and emotional response to stress, anxiety, and low mood; drawing insight from the neurobiology of mindfulness and the psychology of shifting habitual reactions and patterns. Learn mindfulness practices including: Breath awareness, Body awareness, Meditation, Mindfulness in daily life.
This is a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy course, adapted from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Facilitated by Joy Finney, MPhil in Social Work, and Sue Arai, Psychotherapits, Dipl TIRP, PhD.
A pre-course interview is required. Home practice of 45 minutes at least 5 days per week during the course is recommended.
A yearly retreat is offered for all past participants.