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Helix Events

FREE Friends & Family Addiction Support Group

At Helix Healthcare Group, we understand that the cycle of addiction affects more than just the individual. This FREE bi-weekly group is designed to educate friends and families about addiction and teach them effective strategies to help their loved one(s) on the path to recovery. Led by two esteemed clinicians, this group provides a safe, supportive environment in which to gather information, receive support, and share your journeys.

How this group can support you:

If your loved one is actively engaged in treatment or beginning a treatment program, this group will allow you to better understand the cycle of addiction and learn how to support your loved one in recovery – both during and post treatment.

If your loved one is resistant to treatment or denying that he or she has a problem, this group will enable you to create a plan to guide your loved one in a compassionate manner. In turn, this will help him or her progress to a further stage of recognition, and move closer to the path of recovery.

If you are currently undergoing treatment for addiction, and would like to educate friends and/or family members on addiction so that you can gain the support that you need for recovery.

Key areas for discussion include:

  • Identifying addiction
  • The cycle of addiction
  • Ambivalence and the stages of change
  • Positive reinforcement vs. enabling actions
  • Shame, self-compassion and self-care
  • Co-dependency
  • Expectations and consequences
  • Effective strategies of communication
  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • Tips for self-care, and more …

Dates: One evening a month:

Thursday, June 15th

Thursday, July 13th

Thursday, Aug 17th

Thursday, Sept 14th

Thursday, Oct 5th

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Cost: Free of charge, as an introductory special. Pre-registration is required.

Format: 30 minutes to 1 hour of psycho-education followed by group discussion

Instructors: Jefferson Ribout, ICADC, Director of Addiction Services & Jeanne Foot, CCAC

This is an open group. Friends and family members of both Helix and non-Helix clients are welcome! Spaces are limited. To reserve your spot in an upcoming class, please contact Reception at 416.921.2273 or email reception@helixhealthcaregroup.com




Helix Supports Workplace Mental Health – June 14-15th

Many workplaces are looking to take the next step along the path for mental health at work. The Conference Board of Canada has continued to elevate the conversation through research and the annual conference, Workplace Mental Health.

Join us in Toronto on June 14-15, 2017 for Canada’s top conference devoted exclusively to workplace mental health.

The 2017 agenda features several important topics for discussion, including:

  • Conference Board of Canada original research: Healthy Brains at Work—The Impact of Workplace Mental Health Initiatives;
  • Workplace mental health supports for all generations, from Gen Z to Boomers with Sun Life Financial;
  • Case study on building a wellness culture with Bell Canada and LifeSpeak;
  • Why three minutes matter—an inside look at Civic Action’s MindsMatter program;
  • Supporting the mental health of first responders in Canada with the Mental Health Commission of Canada;
  • How change can impact employees and the importance of change leaders knowing about mental health.

View the full conference agenda for session descriptions! There are also several on-site wellness initiatives, including the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program and on-site yoga with Honey Lemon Yoga.

In addition to the conference, register for the post-conference optional workshop, Improving Mental Health at Work: Promising Practices for Employers. This workshop will provide an overview of evidence based practices, tools, and resources to assist employers in implementing The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. More information on the workshop.

Register with the exclusive rate of $1395 (save $460!) for Helix friends by quoting our rebate code PRM2. Please note that this rate can be applied to non-registered delegates only. If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact Emily Hayward at the Conference Board at hayward@conferenceboard.ca or call 613-526-3090 ext. 393.



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