Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

Community Contributions





Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.

Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 pm
This week’s meeting will be devoted to exploring the topic of Community Contributions
This week, we will be discussing how we get involved (or would like to get involved) in our community.  This could be in the form of work, volunteering, activism, and being a part of various groups and initiatives.  We invite you to bring your own stories of how you got involved in various ways, how it made you feel, and how it impacted your mental health.  Or, if you would like to get involved in the future, feel free to come with some ideas, and to learn from your peers!

Below are some questions we will use to guide the discussion:

1) In what ways do you get involved in your community - or would you like to get involved?
2) How does contributing in various ways impact your own mental health
3) What do you perceive as the main benefits of contributing to causes in your community?
4) How does being a part of something bigger than ourselves effect our relationship with our own struggles?
5) How has being involved in your community made your feel?

6) What are some barriers to getting involved?  How might we address them?

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About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.

Laura Burke, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.http://ssns.us3.list-manage.com/track/open.php?u=cd00c528d436bba41e5db1c36&id=d92b68d5c1&e=fbaf914c0e


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

Celebration of the Arts

at

Laing House




Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Laing House

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.

Free!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 4:00pm
A community visit to a Celebration of the Arts.  Please join us!  Everyone welcome!
Please note:  The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group will not be meeting in the Community Room at the Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street during the evening of Thursday, August 18th, 2016.
Instead, we will meet at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, August 17th at Laing House for a Celebration of the Arts.  Original works of art by Laing House members will be showcased along with poetry and music.  Light refreshments will also be served.  Please join us in connecting with mental health and arts in our community!

Sign up for weekly email notices for FR2D here:  http://bit.ly/29O1hFP


About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.

Laura Burke, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.http://ssns.us3.list-manage.com/track/open.php?u=cd00c528d436bba41e5db1c36&id=d92b68d5c1&e=fbaf914c0e


From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

How We Choose to be Supported



Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30pm 
           
Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.

Free!

This Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 6:30 pm

This week’s meeting will be devoted to exploring the topic of How We Want to be Supported
We’ll be exploring together how we would like to be supported by those who in our circle of support, which can include family, friends, loved ones, coworkers, clinicians, other staff and so forth.  As we tune into what our needs are and how we would like to be supported to meet them we may start to look for ways to share this information with our circle of support.  

Some of the questions we’ll use to guide this discussion are below:
1.       Have you heard of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (W.R.A.P.), advanced directives or Mad Maps?
2.       Have you used any of the above or thought you might like to?
3.       What are some of the ways you’d like to be supported with day to day living?  (Completing tasks, motivation, socializing etc)
4.       What are some of the ways you’d like to be supported when you might be experiencing psychological difficulties or going into crisis?
5.       What are some of the ways you’d like to be supported when you’re coming out of a crisis?
6.       What are some of the ways you’d like to be supported when things are going well?

7.       Do you think you could share your choices with your circle of support?  What could make this easier?

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About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

An Introduction to Non-Violent Communication
with

Ronald Renz



Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30pm 
           
Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.

Free!

This Thursday, August 4th, 2016, 6:30 pm

An Introduction to Non-Violent Communication

During this week’s meeting we will have an introduction to the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. We’ll practice becoming more aware of what we observe, feel, and need in interactions with others. We’ll explore the difference between requests and demands. The needs for empathy and connection are universal. Instinctively we know how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.
About Ronald Renz

Ron Renz, a former Director of Dorje Denma Ling. Ron was introduced to physiotherapy as a teenager while working at a summer camp for disabled children in the US.   He later worked as a PT aide in a rehab centre and went on to professional training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed a master’s degree in orthopaedic PT at Emory University.  He has practiced for over 25 years with people of all ages and abilities in hospital, rehab, school and clinic settings in New England, Georgia and California.  He also enjoys dance, hiking and lake kayaking.

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About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group

A Sidewalk Trip
to the

Halifax International Busker Festival



Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30pm 
           
Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.

Free!

This Thursday, July 28th, 2016, 6:30 pm

A Sidewalk Trip to the Halifax International Busker Festival
This week’s meeting will consist of a sidewalk trip to the Halifax International Busker Festival.  We will meet in the Community Room at the Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street at 6:30 pm and walk to the Halifax Waterfront to be entertained and have some fun! In the case of inclement weather, we will be going to a coffee shop for some conversation and relaxation.  A beverage will be provided during the outing at no cost to you.

Sign up for weekly email notices here:  http://bit.ly/29O1hFP


About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Resource Advisor, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or

Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to contact@ssns.ca.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program

Begins  Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Old School Community Centre
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia



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For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please visit here.