Goals for the week will be identified as well as areas of concerns. Goals will emphasize how, when and where.
Group members will have the opportunity to develop and practice ways of communicating and interacting with others. Topics include verbal and nonverbal communication, assertiveness and personal boundaries.
Clients will be assessed for this voluntary group, addressing issues of weight management such as nutrition exercise, motivation, self-esteem and personal strategies.
This is a verbal activity group focusing on group building, welcoming new residents and preparing members of discharge, i.e., developing leadership skills, setting limits and establishing trust.
Group members will be involved in meal planning, purchase of food and food preparation. They will develop an awareness of nutrition and kitchen safety
This group will emphasize balanced healthy living habits and basic self-care. Topics include hygiene, nutrition, chronic illness, addictions, etc.
Group members will learn to identify the medications they are on, how they work and side-effects.
Group members will learn to identify sources of stress and practice stress reduction techniques.
Will focus on promoting the individual’s level of independent functioning through providing skill training activities, i.e., money, management, home and time management, job readiness and study skills.
Group members will be given opportunities to participate in recreation activities that address stamina, endurance and general sense of physical well-being.
Group members will learn to identify and further develop their work interests and skills through a personalized activity program, i.e. skills assessment, resume writing, typing, woodworking and sewing.
This group will focus on enhancing self-awareness, personal development and problem solving skills. Topics include isolation, feelings, self-esteem and relationships.
Educational groups to increase group of the residents’ knowledge about their illness, treatment methods and current research.
This group will focus on planning for the productive and enjoyable use of the free time and increase of group’s awareness of the community leisure resources.
This group provide information and discussion about specific mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizo-effective disorder, depression, Bipolar & etc., as well as their medications used for treatment.
This group will focus on cognitive – behavioural techniques such as how thoughts, mood and behaviour effect each other and how changing thought can reduce symptoms.
This group will allow the residents to find a job which is matching with the capability of the individual.