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Upcoming Events

Woolwich Counselling Centre is providing in-person and virtual small group therapy sessions and workshops for children, youth, adults, and seniors in 2023-2024.

To register, please use the online registration form for workshops and groups. You can also call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org. There are limited spots for small group therapy sessions and some workshops, so please register early. Registration closes two weeks prior to the start of the event. Fees, if any, are due at that time.

Your extended health benefits may provide coverage for group costs.

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connecting kids (summer program)

In-person, half-day kids program
Ages 5-7:
July 8-12 – 9 am-12 pm (NOW FULL) OR
Aug. 12-16 – 9 am-12 pm (NOW FULL)

Ages 8-10:
July 29-Aug. 2 – 9 am-12 pm (NOW FULL) OR
Aug. 19-23 – 9 am-12 pm (2 spots open)

Fee: $25

Connecting mind and body through relaxation techniques and body awareness can improve emotional well-being.

In this fun summer program, children will be introduced to yoga poses, breath work, and mindfulness through playful games, stories and activities.

Theraplay activities will provide the opportunity for children to strengthen their ability to connect with others and further develop social skills.

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Supporting Children through separation anxiety challenges

Virtual parenting workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 24 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Separation anxiety is a common part of children’s development.

This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the reasons behind separation difficulties in children and practical strategies to ease children’s separation worries and promote their emotional resilience.

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caregiver support group

In-person sessions for adults
Thursdays, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 2024, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, Jun. 5 2025 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Caregivers provide physical and emotional support to family members, neighbours, partners, and friends. We recognize that caregivers may also need support. We are here for you.

Please join us for refreshments, conversation, community, and peer support. This event will have a theme of self-care. Please join us for one or all sessions.

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changing our thoughts and behaviours for a changed mood: how cognitive behavioural therapy can help to manage anxiety and depression

In-person adult workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 1 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Learn about an evidence-based approach commonly used in mental health counselling to support clients struggling with stress, depression and/or anxiety.

You will be introduced to the CBT Model and learn how thoughts, emotions, and behaviours interact as well as the value of changing negative thinking patterns.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, Oct. 7 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

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understanding adhd in children

Virtual parenting workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 8 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Explore the fundamentals of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including its impact on behavior, learning, and social interactions.

Learn how ADHD manifests differently in each child and common challenges they may face. Discover methods for assessing your child’s strengths and challenges, including practical strategies for observing and understanding their unique abilities.

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GRIEF GROUP FOR SENIORS (BRESLAU)

In-person sessions
Mondays, Oct. 21-Nov. 25, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: No cost

Grief is a journey that requires special care and the support of others as we heal. This six-session group will focus on the journey through grief after the loss of a loved one. It will provide opportunities for connection and reflection during the healing process.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

understanding adhd in adults

In-person workshop
Monday, Oct. 21 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Explore what Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and ADD looks like in adults and how it effects work/school, home life, relationships, and mental health. This workshop will also touch on woman-specific differences in how ADHD presents. Discuss steps towards getting a diagnosis and beginning the journey of understanding and managing  ADHD/ADD symptoms.

This workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in ADHD.

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Understanding Neurodivergent Pathways to Support Individual Needs 

Virtual workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 22 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Has your child received an Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism diagnosis? Unsure of which supports to turn to next?

This workshop will support you to learn the language to communicate your needs and priorities effectively to service providers. It will help you gain an understanding of what services align with your family’s needs and values.

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Changing our thoughts and behaviours for a changed mood: How cognitive behavioural therapy can help to manage depression and anxiety

In-person small group therapy for adults
Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17 2024 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This psycho-educational five-session therapy group will teach you about CBT, an evidence-based approach that focuses on the way people think and act and how these contribute to mood.

You will be provided with the tools necessary to begin managing your symptoms of stress, depression, and/or anxiety by learning strategies to support mental well-being. Topics such as self-care, goal setting, styles of distorted thinking, how to overcome negative thoughts using thought logs, and thought challenging strategies will be covered.

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connecting mind and body for kids

In-person group
Ages 5-9
Wednesdays, Oct. 23-Nov. 20 2024, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

A fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness children’s group. Through playful games and activities, children will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and calming exercises to connect with their thoughts and feelings.

Please bring yoga mats.

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supporting children who are anxious

Virtual parenting workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 30 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

All children experience fears during their development. It can affect sleep, appetite, school performance, and general well-being. Anxiety can strain family relationships and parenting.

This workshop addresses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anxiety in children. Tips are provided for parents to assist children in managing their anxiety. Strategies that enable families to cope are also shared.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, Nov. 4 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

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how to do adhd well

In-person group
Mondays, Nov. 11-Dec. 9 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100 (further subsidies available, if needed)

In this five-session group, participants with ADHD* symptoms will:

  • Build awareness of their strengths and  ADHD-related limitations
  • Learn skills to support their mental health and relationships
  • Create an individualized toolkit of coping skills for time management, memory, sleep, exercise, diet/meals, running a household, dealing with procrastination, and getting things done
  • Discuss workplace (or college/university) challenges, including decisions around disclosure and requesting accommodations

*ADHD refers to attention deficit with or without hyperactivity (formerly called ADD)

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BOUNDARY AND ASSERTIVENESS SKILL-BUILDING 101

In-person adult workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 13 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

An important part of mental health is being able to communicate with others about how you would like to be treated.

You will learn about healthy and unhealthy boundaries and the differences between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles. Being assertive can help you manage stress, anger, and improve relationships. It can also boost your self-esteem to enable you to define your personal boundaries.

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NO NEED TO FRET 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Mondays, Nov. 18 – Dec. 16, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

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STRENGTHENING CONNECTION and communication WITH OUR children and teens

Virtual parenting workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 27 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide strategies to minimize power struggles, parent-child conflict, and promote positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with our kids.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Wednesday, Dec. 4 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Wednesday, Jan. 8 2025, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

The Gottman Method: Strengthening the Couple’s relationship

In-person adult workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 28 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Do you want to strengthen your marriage or relationship?

In this research-based workshop you will be introduced to the Gottman approach entitled ‘The Sound Relationship House’. Join us to learn how this therapeutic approach can support the improvement of intimacy and friendship within a relationship and help you manage conflict in a respectful and healthy manner.

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EFFECTIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING and setting limits WITH OUR CHILDREN

Virtual parenting workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 29 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will cover the value of effective problem-solving to promote healthy and nurturing relationships with our children.

Practical strategies to minimize parent-child conflict will be shared.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, Feb. 3 2025, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Parenting Children with Adhd

In-person group
Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 17, 24, 31 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Parenting a child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) comes with unique challenges and opportunities. This workshop is designed to empower parents with practical knowledge and strategies tailored to meet their child’s individual needs. Participants will gain insights into ADHD characteristics, effective communication techniques, and creating supportive home environments including setting up routines and the physical environment to foster their child’s development and well-being. 

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breathing and connecting together: Child and Caregiver Yoga and Mindfulness Group

In-person group
Ages 5-9
Wednesdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 5 2025, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This 5-week group will promote connection between caregiver and child through playful yoga poses, engaging theraplay activities, breathing techniques, and mindfulness strategies.

Please bring yoga mats.

No session on March 11 due to Spring break.

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intergenerational art and play therapy

In-person group
Ages 3+
Thursdays, Feb. 6-Mar. 6 2025, 10-11 am
No cost

Join us for a fun and interactive intergenerational program.

Through meaningful and engaging play, art and music activities, this program will contribute to the improved emotional and social well-being of both younger and older participants. This time of intentional connection through the generations will promote curiosity, creativity, relaxation and wonder for all.

Register as a pair: child and grandparent, senior neighbour or community friend, and join us for a fun-filled program that will promote everyone’s well-being. Young children and their accompanying adults can join for some or all intergenerational therapy sessions.

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HELPING TEENS manage ANXIETY

In-person adult workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 5 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Adolescence is a time of many stressors, including academic and social pressures. Awareness, understanding, and support are necessary to navigate through adolescent years. This workshop examines the causes and symptoms of adolescent anxiety. Strategies to support and cope with anxiety are provided for teens, their parents and others.

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BUILDING BETTER BOUNDARIES

In-person small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Feb. 6-Mar. 20 2025, 6-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

This psychoeducational therapy group explores the importance of healthy boundaries in relationships, and provides concrete information and strategies to develop and maintain them.

This group will explore why setting healthy boundaries can feel challenging, and offer steps to overcome these barriers. 

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Strategies for an Improved and Restful Sleep

In-person adult workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 11 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep?

Learn how Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help you cope with sleep problems.

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Optimizing Our Mental and Emotional Wellness As We Age

In-person sessions 
Mondays, Feb. 24-Mar. 24 2025, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

There can be challenges that impact our physical, emotional, and mental health in our senior years. An intentional focus on caring for ourselves can help optimize our mental wellness.

Join us to learn how optimism, self-care, and strategies for coping with worries can help us build reslience and enjoy life to the fullest.

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calm and content: strategies for managing your emotional state

In-person adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 24 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Life is better when we can manage our emotions and avoid getting stuck in an anxious, down, or angry state.

In this workshop you will receive an introduction to how our nervous system works to manage emotions. You will learn a few tips on how to use this wisdom to stay calm and content.

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UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING EATING DISORDERS

In-person adult workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 25 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Eating disorders impact an estimated 2.7 million people in Canada and are often misunderstood.

This workshop will help you learn how to help others who may be affected. It will help you recognize the early signs of disordered eating, respond in a compassionate manner, and learn about supportive resources.

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Overcoming Perfectionism: How to Gain a More Balanced Mindset

In-person adult workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 26 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will explore how perfectionistic thinking and fear of failure impacts lives.

We will discuss strategies to cope, manage, and overcome the perfectionistic mindset so that we can enjoy the freedom and peace that comes with a well-balanced perspective and life approach.

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GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, Mar. 3 2025, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

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Improved Sleep: Cognitive Behaviour Strategies for a Restful Sleep

In person adult small group therapy
Tuesdays, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, Apr. 1, Apr. 15, Apr. 29 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This psycho-educational therapy group will introduce Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence-based approach that can help you identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep.

Strategies will be introduced to help improve sleep including healthy lifestyle choices, anxiety management, relaxation techniques, as well as stimulus control and sleep restriction measures.

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The Power of Positive Thinking and Practicing Gratitude

In-person adult workshop
Wednesday, Mar. 5 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

The skill of positive thinking and learning to practice gratitude can have a significant impact on your physical, emotional, and mental health. With practice, you can enjoy the physical and emotional health improvements that come with optimism.

Join us to explore how to benefit from positive thinking, and how to approach difficult circumstances in life from a healthier perspective.

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STAND TALL

In-person small group therapy
Ages 7-9
Mondays, Mar. 17 – Apr. 14 2025  5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This therapy group promotes confidence and assertiveness enabling children to protect and express themselves.

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Conquering Teen Anxiety

In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-14
Wednesdays, Mar. 19 – Apr. 9 2025 4:30-5:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Adolescents face many different pressures and stressors. All teens feel anxious from time to time but some experience anxiety more than others.

This five-week therapy group will help teens learn effective ways to cope with teenage pressures and stress. They will learn strategies to better manage anxiety and feel more in control of their lives.

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Strengthening Children’s Emotion-Regulation Skills 

Virtual parenting workshop
Wednesday, Mar. 19 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Learning how to recognize and manage strong emotions is an important life skill. Benefits include improved communication, independence, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Join us to discuss strategies for building emotion-regulation skills in our children, our teens, and caregivers too.

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GRIEF GROUP FOR SENIORS (elmira)

In-person sessions
Wednesdays, Mar. 26-Apr. 30 2025, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: No cost

Grief is a journey that requires special care and the support of others as we heal. This six-session group will focus on the journey through grief after the loss of a loved one. It will provide opportunities for connection and reflection during the healing process.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

EMPOWERING THE GIRL IN ME 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 10-12
Thursdays, Mar. 27-Apr. 24 2025, 4:30-5:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This five-session therapy group develops leadership skills and confidence to enable individuals who self-identify as girls to protect themselves, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and positive social connections.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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calm and content: Adult emotion management Group

In-person group
Mondays, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, May 26, Jun. 9 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Life is better when we can manage our emotions and avoid getting stuck in an anxious, depressed, or angry state.

In this group, you will learn more about the wisdom of your nervous system and how you can harness it to move from surviving to thriving. Gain practical strategies to spend more time in a calm, content state.

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It Takes A village: Parenting as a Model for Inclusive Communities

Virtual parenting workshop
Monday, Apr. 14 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm

Fee: No cost

Parents play an important role in shaping a more inclusive and accepting society.

This workshop will encourage us to reflect on our biases so that we can be intentional in making change to foster and strengthen an inclusive community.

We will examine how our everyday behaviours and words model the values of inclusivity we want our children to reflect in their interactions with others.

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NO NEED TO FRET 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Wednesdays, Apr. 16-May 14 2025,  5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, May 5 2025, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

let’s talk about mental health: learning skills to support others

In-person adult workshop
Monday, May. 12 2025, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: No cost

Mental health impacts everyone. Ongoing conversations on this topic are essential.

This workshop will explore every day mental health issues people face, including anxiety, stress and depression. Join us to learn practical coping strategies to manage our mental well-being and how to navigate conversations to support others.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Wednesday, June 4 2025, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Past Events

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2SLGBTQIA+ UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS

Virtual youth and adult workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 12 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Topics include terminology, myth-busters, and the impact homophobia has on a community. Developing a better understanding enables everyone to feel accepted and respected.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

2SLGBTQIA+ UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS

Virtual youth and adult workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 12 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Topics include terminology, myth-busters, and the impact homophobia has on a community. Developing a better understanding enables everyone to feel accepted and respected.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

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In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-16
Bi-weekly Tuesday, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This facilitated therapy group provides a safe, fun, and respectful environment to connect and seek support.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

the importance of self-care for seniors

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Jun. 12 2024, 1-2 pm

Identifying key elements of care that can impact mood and overall well-being is important as we age.

Join us to learn why self-care is necessary and steps you can take to support your physical and emotional well-being.

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together for mental health

Free community event, open to all ages
Saturday, May. 25 2024, 12-4 pm
No registration needed

Join us for a free community event to engage in open and positive conversation about mental well-being.

Special guest speakers include Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympic Gold Medalist and Corey Hirsch, Former NHL Goalie.

Visit the event page to learn more.

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Let’s play for our wellness: Mindfulness/Yoga/Breathing

In-person seniors workshop
Thursday, Jun. 27 2024, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $25; further subsidies available if needed

Let’s celebrate senior’s month by prioritizing our emotional and mental wellness through community, intentional self-care, and therapeutic “play”.

This session will focus on play through relaxation strategies, such as mindfulness, deep breathing, and beginner yoga. Together we will relax our body and mind in order to reduce stress and optimize wellness.

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Let’s play for our wellness: Art and Creative Therapy

In-person seniors workshop
Thursday, Jun. 20 2024, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $25; further subsidies available if needed

Let’s celebrate senior’s month by prioritizing our emotional and mental wellness through community, intentional self-care, and therapeutic “play”.

Art is a fun and creative activity that uses the expressive power of art to help with healing and well-being. Together we will experience the benefits of playing and creating with different art mediums.

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Let’s play for our wellness: Music therapy

In-person seniors workshop
Thursday, Jun. 13 2024, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $25; further subsidies available if needed

Let’s celebrate senior’s month by prioritizing our emotional and mental wellness through community, intentional self-care, and therapeutic “play”.

Music Therapy is a helpful and fun way to reduce stress, learn, and grow. Music promotes and maintains wellness by improving our mood and self-expression. Join us for a fun and therapeutic session with a professional Music Therapist. Together we can play for our wellness through music and connection!

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Let’s play for our wellness: Horticultural Therapy

In-person seniors workshop
Thursday, Jun. 6 2024, 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $25; further subsidies available if needed

Let’s celebrate senior’s month by prioritizing our emotional and mental wellness through community, intentional self-care, and therapeutic “play”.

In this horticultural therapy session, let’s “root” for each other and help each other grow. Come and enjoy the benefits of engaging in plant-based activities which promote wellness through working with plants/nature and connecting together.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Talking mental health with our kids

Virtual parenting workshop
Wednesday, May 15 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mental health impacts everyone which is why conversations with our children and youth on this topic are essential.

This workshop will explore how caregivers can navigate mental health conversations and demonstrate support to our children and youth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, May 8 2024, 7-8 pm

Depression is a serious, but treatable disorder affecting an estimated 1 in 4 Canadians of all ages. Support from close relationships can play an important role in recovery and yet it can be hard to know how to help.

Join us for this insightful workshop to gain a better understanding of this illness and what you can do to make a difference.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME – currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Apr. 22 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Skills to move from Self-criticism to self-compassion

In-person small group therapy for adults
Mondays, May 6-Jun. 10 2024, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Practicing self-compassion brings many mental health benefits and helps to build resilience.

Join our sessions to discover the many benefits of self-compassion and how you can apply it to your own life and experiences.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Self-compassion 101: what is it and how to practice it

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 3 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Self-compassion benefits our mental health and well-being. Learning about this concept can help you to become more resilient, which enables you to better cope with difficult emotions.

Join our workshop to discover more about the skill of self-compassion and how you can apply it to your own life and experiences.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME – currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Mar. 28 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Apr. 4-May 2 2024, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME – currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Feb. 22 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Postpartum support group

In-person group
Wednesdays, Mar. 6-Apr. 3 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm
Fee: No cost

The birth of a child brings new changes and emotions to our lives. Many parents can experience a range of emotions including overwhelming

feelings of sadness, anxiety, and loneliness. You don’t have to manage these feelings on your own.

This 5-week support group will provide an opportunity to connect with other parents with similar experiences. Together, we will explore topics including coping with emotions, a changed identity, self-care, and navigating relationships as a new parent. Babies are welcome!

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Coping with worries: seniors group 

In-person small group therapy for seniors
Thursdays, Mar. 7 – Apr. 4 2024; 10-11 am
Fee: No cost

This 5-week group will support you in learning practical strategies for how to cope with the uncertainties we encounter as we age.

Together we will discuss how to manage our fears and become more resilient as we enjoy life.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Navigating society’s pressures around eating, exercise, and health

Virtual youth workshop
Monday, Feb. 26 2024, 4:30-6 pm
Fee: No cost

Youth are flooded with messages about what is and isn’t healthy on a daily basis, and it can be confusing to navigate conversations around eating and exercise. In this workshop, we’ll explore these messages, reflect on the conversations we have with peers and loved ones, and discuss ways to support someone who might be struggling.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

coping with worries in older age

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 21 2024, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

We recognize there are often many worries that we face in older age. In this workshop we will discuss how our response to these worries will impact our wellness and learn practical strategies for how to cope with the uncertainties we encounter.

Together we will discuss how to manage our fears and become more resilient as we enjoy life in older age.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Understanding Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 14 2024, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Did you know that 1 in 5 parents struggle from postpartum anxiety and depression?

Expecting or being a new parent is a big adjustment that brings many emotional mood changes, including anxiety and depression. Join us to learn how to support ourselves and those who may be struggling by better understanding warning signs and symptoms.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

motivation and goal setting 101

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 31 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Setting goals is an important part of mental health.

Creating and achieving goals increases feelings of success and motivation. This workshop will introduce you to practical ways to set SMART Goals that will lead to improved emotional wellness for the life you want to live.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME: Group is currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Jan. 25 2024, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

COPING WITH THE WINTER BLUES

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Jan. 25 2024, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

If your mood is as gloomy as the “blahs of winter”, join us to explore ways to ease that seasonal slump and reduce the winter blues.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Playful parenting

In-person parenting workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 30 2024, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Did you know that parent and child play can help to improve behaviour, engage cooperation, and strengthen the parent-child connection to build strong, lasting bonds with your children?

Join us to learn practical ways to infuse play into day to day interactions.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

MANAGING THE STRESS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 6 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop will provide tips to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays and to make changes to ensure this season is truly worth celebrating.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME – currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Monday, Nov. 27 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

EMPOWERING THE GIRL IN ME 

In-person small group therapy
Ages 10-12
Thursdays, Nov. 2-30 2023, 4:30-5:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This five-session therapy group develops leadership skills and confidence to enable individuals who self-identify as girls to protect themselves, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and positive social connections.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

connecting mind and body for kids

In-person group
Ages 7-10
Wednesdays, Nov. 15-Dec.13 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

A fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness children’s group. Through playful games and activities, children will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and calming exercises to connect with their thoughts and feelings.

Please bring yoga mats.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Mondays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME: currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Oct. 26 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Oct. 19 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

MANAGING CAREGIVER FATIGUE

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 25 2023, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Being a caregiver has many rewards and can be very emotionally fulfilling. However, it can also be demanding and impact mental and emotional well-being.

Join us to equip yourself with coping skills, self-care, and strategies to prevent caregiver fatigue.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

BUILDING RESILIENCE

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 18 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Building resilience brings peace, hope, and happiness into your life and can equip you to better support yourself and others.

Join us to discover how to learn from and grow through adversity. We will help you build a resilience plan and learn new skills to apply to your life when stressful situations arise.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

breathing and connecting together: Child and Caregiver Yoga and Mindfulness Group

In-person group
Ages 5-9
Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

This 5-week group will promote connection between caregiver and child through playful yoga poses, engaging theraplay activities, breathing techniques, and mindfulness strategies.

Please bring yoga mats.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 27 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This workshop is aimed at identifying key elements of care that can impact mood and overall well-being. Learn how to support your physical and mental health through day-to-day behavioural change.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

BUILDING A SUICIDE ALERT COMMUNITY

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 20 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Communities play an important role in suicide prevention; they can provide individuals with support, and help give a sense of belonging and a feeling of connectedness.

This presentation will explore how we all have a role to play in the work of suicide prevention including: General suicide prevention awareness; how to identify invitations for help from someone who is struggling; available community resources; resiliency, and protective factors.

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

UNDERSTANDING ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Nov. 7 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Stress on communities, institutions, families, and individuals increases the risks of possible neglect and abuse to those members in our community who rely on others for care and daily needs.

This workshop will create awareness and increase understanding of what abuse and neglect may look like in its various forms, and how we can come together to care for, protect, and prevent any harm to our elders.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

STRENGTHENING CHILDREN’S EMOTION-REGULATION SKILLS

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Nov. 10 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Learning how to recognize and manage strong emotions is an important life skill. Benefits include improved communication, independence, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Join us to discuss strategies for building emotion-regulation skills in our children, our teens, and caregivers too.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

coffee and connection: parenting support coffee time

In-person sessions
Monday, Nov. 21, Dec. 12 2022, 10-11 am
Fee: No cost

Join us for one or all of these monthly discussions to gain resources and practical strategies to strengthen our relationships with our children and build confidence in our parenting role.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

grief and special days

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 13 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

When you’re grieving, special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s/Father’s Day and the holidays, no matter what you celebrate, can be a time of overwhelming emotions, new challenges and unrealistic expectations from family and friends.

This session acknowledges the difficulties these special days can bring and discusses coping strategies to help you through.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Understanding me: Interpersonal violence support group

Virtual group
Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 2023, 10 am-12 pm
Fee: No cost

This 10-week therapy group provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationships.

Funded by Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Jan. 16 2022, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

This event is presented in partnership with the Region of Waterloo Library.

Register now: https://rwlibrary.libnet.info/event/7593952

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Jan. 26 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

encouraging diversity and inclusivity in our children

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Feb. 9 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

When children learn the value and importance to respectfully engage with all people, they develop understanding, empathy and benefit of supporting others.

Join us to learn how caregivers can promote diversity, and support their children to value and act in an inclusive manner.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 27 2023, 7-8 pm

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

COPING WITH THE WINTER BLUES

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Feb. 27 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

If your mood is as gloomy as the “blahs of winter”, join us to explore ways to ease that seasonal slump and reduce the winter blues.

This event is presented in partnership with the Region of Waterloo Library.

Register now: https://rwlibrary.libnet.info/event/7593652

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

peaceful parenting: Effectively setting limits, responsibilities and consequences with our kids

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Mar. 9 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Building respectful relationships with our children is key to a peaceful home.

Join us to hear how effectively setting limits and consequences stems from respectful communication and encourages a positive, lasting connection with our children.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: $120; further subsidies available if needed

This six-week therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

connecting mind and body for kids

In-person group
Ages 7-10
Mondays, Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3, 17, 24 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

A fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness children’s group. Through playful games and activities, children will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses and calming exercises to connect with their thoughts and feelings.

Please bring yoga mats.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

COPING WITH LONELINESS

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Mar. 20 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Humans are innately social. Any physical, emotional or psychological disruption can trigger feelings of loneliness.

This workshop will provide you with tools to identify and respond to loneliness and build resiliency.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

CONQUERING TEEN ANXIETY

In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-14
Tuesdays, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 2023, 4:30-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Adolescents face many different pressures and stressors. All teens feel anxious from time to time but some experience anxiety more than others.

This five-week therapy group will help teens learn effective ways to cope with teenage pressures and stress. They will learn strategies to better manage anxiety and feel more in control of their lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

NO NEED TO FRET

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Wednesdays, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies available if needed

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Mar. 30 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Connect: Parenting Group

In-person group
Wednesdays, Apr. 12-Jun. 14 2023, 6:30-8 pm
Fee: No cost

This group is for parents of teenagers who would like a closer relationship with their child. Teenagers who are more deeply connected to their parents are more likely to make positive choices.

This is a proven program that is designed to help families strengthen their relationships with one another. 

Brought to you in partnership with the Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Importance of self-care for parents

Virtual parenting workshop
Thursday, Apr. 13 2023, 7-8 pm
Fee: No cost

Parental self-care is vital to the well-being of our children. Self-care can help replenish a parent’s energy, focus and positivity.

Tips and strategies on how to take care of ourselves to ensure we have positive energy for our children will be discussed.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME 

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Apr. 27 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

STAND TALL

In-person small group therapy
Ages 7-9
Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 29, Jun. 5 2023, 5-6 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies are available if needed

This six-week therapy group promotes confidence and assertiveness enabling children to protect and express themselves.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

GLAD TO BE ME – currently full

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, May 25 2023, 4-5 pm
Fee: No cost

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

caregiver support group

Adult session
Thursday, Jun. 1 2023, 1-2 pm
Fee: No cost

Caregivers provide physical and emotional support to family members, neighbours, partners, and friends. We recognize that caregivers may also need support. We are here for you.

Please join us for refreshments, conversation, community, and peer support. This event will have a theme of self-care. Please join us for one or all sessions.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

SUPPORTING OUR 2SLGBTQIA+ CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Jun. 15 2023, 7-8 pm

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how to support 2SLGBTQIA+ children and youth. Practical tools and resources to use at home or in the classroom will be shared. If you are hoping to explore conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation with young people, this workshop is for you.

This event is presented in partnership with the Region of Waterloo Library.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

coffee and connection: parenting support coffee time

In-person sessions
Monday, Jun. 26 2023 10-11 am
Fee: No cost

Join us for one or all of these monthly discussions to gain resources and practical strategies to strengthen our relationships with our children and build confidence in our parenting role.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Morning Wellness in the Park: Breathing, Mindfulness and Yoga Program – Cancelled

In-person program for ages 10-12
Tuesday-Thursday, Jul. 4-6 2023 OR Aug. 1-3, 11 am-noon each day at the Gibson Park Pavilion
Fee: $5; further subsidies are available if needed

Surrounded by nature and connecting with others, come get active by engaging in some fun activities, including yoga and mindfulness. Meet us in the park each week to explore some new ways to take care of your brain and body. Yoga mats will be provided.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Express yourself: Summer Mini-Camp – Cancelled

In-person camp for ages 8-10
Monday-Thursday, Jul. 10-13 2023 OR Aug. 14-17, 1-4 pm
Fee: $50; further subsidies are available if needed

In this afternoon camp, children will participate in activities such as visual arts projects, group connection activities, yoga, and mind-body relaxation techniques. They will learn how to express themselves and experience more calm and joy.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Connecting Kids: Summer Program – Cancelled

In-person, full-day kids program for ages 7-10
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 21-24; 9 am-4 pm
Fee: $100; further subsidies are available if needed

Connecting mind and body through relaxation techniques and body awareness can improve emotional well-being.

In this fun summer program, children will be introduced to yoga poses, breath work, and mindfulness through playful games, stories, and activities.

Theraplay activities will provide the opportunity for children to strengthen their ability to connect with others and further develop social skills.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

BE YOU! 2SLGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP

Creative Adventure: Summer Mini-Camp

In-person camp for ages 5-7
Monday-Thursday, Jul. 10-13 2023 OR Aug. 14-17, 9 am-noon (August sessions are full; spots still available in July)
Fee: $50; further subsidies are available if needed

In this morning camp, children will participate in fun-filled, sensory-based activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling, and movement and drama games. They will embark on a “Creative Adventure,” all while developing important social-emotional skills.