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Wellness Blog

Empowering Youth on Anti-racism

For high school aged newcomer youth who have refugee or protected person status This group offers an opportunity for youth to discuss the impact of racism, recognize manifestations of racism, examine assumptions and beliefs about racism, and receive the support and encouragement to begin the healing process. The group will explore resilience strategies with a… Read more »

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Herbert St. Groups

Learn more about the groups for pregnant and parenting individuals under 29 years of age here. Village – Herbert Walk and Roll – Herbert Prenatal Parenting – Herbert Pre and Postnatal Public Health – Herbert Postnatal Education – Herbert Speakers Corner – Herbert Village Drop-in

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OK2BME Child and Caregiver Groups

Learn more about the child and caregiver groups OK2BME offer on their website: https://ok2bme.ca/ For parents and caregivers of transgender/non-binary/gender-questioning youth between the ages of 5-18 and transgender/non-binary/gender-questioning youth between the ages of 5-12 in Waterloo Region OK2BME Families in Transition

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OK2BME Youth Groups

Learn more about the youth groups OK2BME offer on their website: https://ok2bme.ca/ For 2SLGBTQIA+ youth ages 12-18 in the Waterloo Region OK2BME Youth Group, OK2BME Virtual Youth Group, OK2BME Youth Leadership Team, OK2BME Rainbow Rhythms – A Music Therapy Group For trans, non-binary, or otherwise gender diverse youth, ages of 13-18 in the Waterloo Region… Read more »

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Grandparent Connect

Grandparents in a primary caregiver role of their grandchildren 0-6 years Are you a grandparent who has recently taken on the wonderful yet challenging role of raising your grandchildren as their primary caregiver? Whether you are faced with the need to step in due to unforeseen circumstances or you have lovingly chosen to be primary… Read more »

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Strong Mom, Safe Kids

For mothers who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence and their children are ages 5-18. Must not be living with abusive partner. This group supports families in the healing process and in regaining their confidence and skills. By supporting mothers and helping them understand the trauma through their children’s eyes, they are better able to provide… Read more »

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Defeating Our Dragons

For youth of all genders, ages 14-17, within Waterloo Region, neurodiverse youth are welcome This is a six week group where the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons will be used to teach participants about navigating anxiety and depression in a group setting. This group is open to individuals of all abilities and neurodiversity. In-person: 480… Read more »

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Free to Be Me

Female identifying and non-binary identifying youth, ages 10-13, in Waterloo Region An 8-week group for non-binary and female identifying pre-teens grade 6 –8. Through activities, games, and art kids will learn healthy ways to cope with anxious or low feelings while reducing isolations. This group will support participants in developing CBT and mindfulness skills. In-person:… Read more »

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Taming Our Anger – Women

Woman in Waterloo Region This is a skills-based group to learn about where our anger comes from and how to express and manage our emotions in healthier ways. In-person: 480 Charles St E, Kitchener in Room 208.

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Transition to Parenthood

Parents with children aged 0-2 years in need of post-partum mental health support. There is no training for becoming a parent. Although exciting, the transition to having a new baby at home can also be challenging. Transitioning to Parenthood is an 8-week series where you can talk with others who have a new baby, or… Read more »

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