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Youth Living Well group - expanded age range
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:40:55 AM »
We have expanded the age range of our Youth Living Well group at the MDAO for Transitional Aged Youth to 16-29 for the new year. Please see the revised flyer attached and feel free to share with anyone who may be interested.



“Youth Living Well” is an open-ended group for youth and young adults aged 16-29 who are affected by mood disorders and related issues. Youth Living Well is an interpersonal skills-building group that focuses on relationship issues with immediate family members, close supporters, and significant others. Each group consists of an ice-breaker exercise, a structured psychoeducational/active participation group activities portion in the first half of the group, and a facilitated group counselling/peer support session focused on the topic of the week in the second half of the group.

 Topics that will be covered include:

    Stigma and self-stigma
    Talking about mental health issues
    What’s a relationship anyways?
    Wants, needs, and rights
    Assertiveness
    Active listening
    Boundaries
    Responding to criticism

The group takes place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO), 36 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 602. People interested in attending should contact me at danielf@mdao.ca or 416-486-8046 ext. 237.