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.
- Practical Tips for Caring for Someone with Anxiety
- Practical Tips for Caring for Someone with Depression
- The Practice of Authentic and Compassionate Listening
- Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Dial it Down – Relaxation and Stress Management
- Better Sleep
The Mindful Way through Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness practices have been found to help enhance wellbeing, stability of attention, emotional regulation, resiliency and to have health benefits. This 8-week course is an opportunity for you to explore your unique physical and emotional response to stress, anxiety, low mood, and habitual thought patterns. Learn mindfulness approaches to respond to stress using: Breath awareness, Body awareness, Meditation, Mindfulness in daily life and the Neurobiology of mindfulness.
This is a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy course, adapted from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 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.