Counselling groups

Counselling Groups

Family and Community Services is open at the Community Centre

Family and Community Services, counselling and support services has resumed at the Community Centre (#200, 501 Festival Avenue).

Public parking is limited in the area and public transit is recommended if possible. Limited two-hour street parking in designated spaces is available on Festival Lane, Festival Way and Festival Avenue, and outdoor parking lots near the Community Centre are available at no charge.

HOURS

MONDAY and FRIDAY
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Please arrive 90 minutes before closing)
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Please arrive 90 minutes before closing)

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Free, facilitated education and support counselling groups for adults

  • All adults welcome
  • Snacks and coffee provided
  • Registration upon arrival
  • Open weekly to new participants

Monday

Understanding Emotions

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Men’s Group

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday

Communications Tools

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday 

Women’s Group

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday

Next Steps for Support

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday

Understanding Emotions • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Understanding Emotions Poster (76.8 KB)

  • Identifying & expressing
  • Causes and consequences
  • Managing emotions
  • Emotions in self and others
  • Benefits of emotions

Tuesday

Men's Group • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Counselling Group for Men Poster (73.8 KB)

  • Healthy relationships
  • Compassion & self-control
  • Identity issues
  • Anger management
  • Exploring emotions
  • Stress and anxiety

Wednesday

Communication Tools • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Communications Tools Poster (74.3 KB)

  • Managing conflict
  • Active listening skills
  • Self-care and self-control
  • Information on boundaries
  • Using positive intentions
  • Handling difficult conversation
  • Assertiveness techniques

Thursday

Women's Group • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Counselling Group for Women Poster (76.8 KB)

  • Stress management
  • Boundary setting
  • Depression and coping
  • Compassion and self-care
  • Exploring emotions
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self confidence

Friday

Next Steps for Support • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Next Steps for Support Poster (76.4 KB)

  • Solution oriented
  • Setting up for success
  • Positive coping strategies
  • Taking care of ourselves
  • Setting SMART goals*
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Identifying supports and resources

*Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Limited

For more information:

Address: 200, 501 Festival Avenue
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, February 21, 2019
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