2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch 1:30 pm
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch @ St. Catharines & Welland
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Caregiver Network of Niagara is committed to providing caregivers an opportunity to care for themselves as they learn to care for others in a meaningful way with the techniques and skills they need. The Community Launch will be held in both St. Catharines (Walker Family YMCA) and Welland (Centre de santé communautaire). Programs are available in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Fonthill, Welland, and St. Catharines. Click here for program dates and locations. This event is hosted by the Caregiver Network of Niagara.
Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Navigating Adolescents 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Navigating Adolescents @ Peach King Centre
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Mental Health – Navigating Adolescents Presenters: Sharlene MacLennon, Registered Social Worker and Mental Health Clinician with a specialty in Substance Use Kendra Clark, Occupational Therapist and Youth Mental Health Disorder Expert Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
Niagara Health Expo
Niagara Health Expo @ Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Oct 19 all-day
People will learn about available healthcare services and products by connecting with local doctors and practitioners in the Niagara Health Expo on Saturday, October 19 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Visitors will find demonstrations, product samples, and information hand-outs. Speakers will connect directly with attendees in a comfortable, interactive environment. Free admission and free parking for visitors is made possible by the generous support of the Expo sponsors. The health fair has been designed to make it simple for people of all ages to attend the event hosted by Hotel Dieu Shaver.
Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative 8:00 am
Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative @ Carmen's Banquet Centre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This event will highlight practical applications for preventing suicide in your community and improving collaboration with primary care, community care services and hospital transitions. Target audience: Health care providers Public health representatives Community agency staff Mental health providers University/college staff and learners Counsellors School and educational staff Keynote speakers: Implementing the Zero Initiative in London – Dr. Sandra Northcott, Chief, Mental Health Care, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Men’s Suicide: What’s Going on? – Dr. Raj Bhatla, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre WHO – Brief Intervention and Consult Program – Dr. Zena Samaan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University This event is hosted by the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton.
Mental Health Speaker Series: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders @ Peach King Centre
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders Presenter: Heather Gillespie, Director, Service Quality and Capacity, Canadian Mental Health Association Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
Cannabis and Mental Health 12:00 pm
Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course 6:30 pm
Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course @ St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mind Matters is a program geared to the older population who may be experiencing memory loss, dementia or need a bit of encouragement to get their minds working again. Join Recreationist Denise as she facilitates an evening of cognitively stimulating games mixed in with some socializing and laughter… Because our minds matter! Please note that a spouse or family member is expected to stay with their loved one. This six-week course will begin on October 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $56.80 per person (support person can participate for free). This event is hosted by the City of St. Catharines, in partnership with Niagara Mountainside Therapeutic Services.
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