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Helix Events

FREE WORKSHOP: Supporting Your Child or Teen’s Mental Health

WITH:Jillian Hosey MSW, RSW and Victoria Donahue, RP,
TYPE:FREE Workshop and Process Group
LOCATION:Helix Healthcare Group
164 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 400

Right now, 1 out of every 5 kids is struggling with a mental health issue. The truth is, kid’s and teen’s brains are not fully developed and this makes them react to mental health challenges differently than adults. As a result, the signs and symptoms are often missed.

So often, what appears on the surface as difficult, frustrating behaviours are symptoms of an underlying cause – an unheard story about their feelings inside. If we only address the superficial symptoms, we miss out on an opportunity to understand the whole child – and create lasting, transformative change.

The goal of this FREE workshop is to provide that understanding. In it, we explore the origin of the behaviours – the stories behind the actions. In hearing these stories, parents and caregivers become better equipped to help their child process mental health challenges in a supportive, wholistic manner.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • Creating a safe place for parents and caregivers to share their stories, explore their own needs as well as their child’s needs, and regain a sense of control;
  • Identify and understand their child’s emotional reactions, behaviours, and unexpressed needs;
  • Learn about the connection between the mind and body and the impact of distressing experiences;
  • Learn new ways and strategies to effectively support your child, while building self-care skills to manage emotional reactions to difficult behaviours;
  • Develop new, effective parenting skills, empathetic parental support, and healthy, secure attachments;
  • and much more.

Led by Child and Youth Mental Health Specialist: Jillian Hosey, Registered Social Worker and Victoria Donahue, Registered Psychotherapist.

Upcoming Dates are listed here. 

Pre-registration is required. Spaces are Limited. Reserve your spot by calling 416.921.2273 or email [email protected]


Book Launch: Why Don’t Our Dads Cry

DATE:September 14th
TIME:7:00pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION:Helix Healthcare Group

Join us for a celebration and insightful conversion on fostering conscious masculinity in our society. Speakers include author, life coach and facilitator of the Conscious Masculinity Group, Michael Strait, Dr. Jesse Hanson and more.

Michael shares his story on why he wrote, Why Don’t Dads Cry?

“Years ago, I woke up hungover and knee deep in the sorrow of my own recent divorce. Up until then, I had cheated, I had lied and I lived mostly for me. Some part of me ached to be a good man, a real man. I’m not sure how but at that time teachers showed up in my life and crossed my path.

Through them, I learned that our past influences who we become, how we see the world, and how it shapes our brain.

My dad left when I was five years old. I was bullied countless times in different schools. All of this got in the way of who I wanted to become and it all shaped my brain.

I wrote the book, Why Don’t Our Dads Cry, to provide other men with a road map to find their way so that can become the man they want to be and have the life that they want to have. ”

Watch his story here.

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