Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County currently offers FREE groups and workshops. Due to Covid-19 we have moved our services to an online platform. Group descriptions and registration information is listed below.
Participants are required to register for virtual workshops using the Eventbrite link listed below.
This workshop looks at practical ways to implement self-care strategies into your personal and professional life. With the current climate of the world and stress and anxiety levels increasing implementing self-care strategies has never been more important. Participants will have space to self-reflect and identify triggers for stress. They will look at creating a personal self-care plan and how to be an active participant in implementing that plan.
Date & Time: April 20th, 10:00am (45 mins)
The Impacts of Social Media on our Mental Health (For Youth and Adults)
Now more than ever people need to be connected online. Social isolation can play a major role in impacting our mental health. At the same time connecting online or being flooded with unsettling information for extended periods of time can increase anxiety levels or make us feel depressed. This workshop looks at the impacts social media can have on our mental health and examines ways we can balance being connected online but also maintaining positive mental wellness.
Date & Time:
For Adults – April 22nd, 1:00pm (45 mins)
For Youth – April 24th, 1:00pm (45 mins)
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
During these rapidly changing times it is important to have a tool kit of coping strategies we can rely on to support our mental health. The Mindfulness & Self-Compassion workshop will focus on tools and strategies you can use when you are feeling overwhelmed. This interactive workshop is skills-based, and participants will spend time practicing strategies to decrease anxiety and depression.
Date & Time: April 30th, 10:00am (45 mins)
Radical acceptance is about accepting life on life’s terms and not resisting what you cannot or choose not to change. Radical acceptance is about saying yes to life, just as it is. The unpredictability of the world today can increase stress and anxiety. It can be challenging to move through life feeling a lack of control. Building the skill of radical acceptance can help us to come to terms with challenging situations and improve our overall mental wellness.
Date & Time: April 27th 10:00am (45 mins)
Registration for multi-session group programming can be done by e-mailing your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Power of Emotion
A three-part workshop for women centered on understanding emotions and regaining control. The program is centred on self-reflection, understanding triggers and building coping strategies for effectively managing emotions.
Date & Time: May 7th/14th/21st 5:30-7:30pm
Sometimes we need space and time to breathe, to be open to new ideas, to self-discover. Daily life stressors, work, family, relationships and focusing on your goals can become very task focused.
Women’s self-discovery group is a 6 session, once a week, group to provide women the opportunity to come together for self-discovery through self-compassion; self-esteem; self-care; mindfulness discussions and activities. It’s a safe and confidential environment for women to grow at their own pace.
This group is suited for women who are interested to empower their personal growth.
Date & Time: May 4th-June 8th weekly from 5:30-7:30pm
*Catholic Family Services also offers professional workshops for other agencies and businesses. Some examples include: Self Care for Helping Professionals, Stress Management in the Workplace, Work/Life Balance Seminars, and more (including custom presentations). Please connect with Amanda Fellows at AFellows@cfssc.ca or 705-726-2503, ext. 113 for more information.