Support for Depression offers individuals who are experiencing or have experienced depression an opportunity to share experiences in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, so that they can support each other and develop coping skills.
There is no set format; the group takes the conversation where it needs to go. In fact, at their first session, participants may just sit and listen if they so choose. The group facilitators are not mental health professionals; they are trained volunteers who have experienced depression themselves and are at a point in their recovery where they want to help others learn to cope with the illness.
During the pandemic services are offered virtually and by phone. Interested individuals are invited to attend at any of our groups. You need to pre-register in order to receive the link and conference line. Details on days and times of the groups can be found on the Community Connections calendar.
If you need assistance with signing up please contact Mukib at extension 5221.
NOTE: ALL SUPPORT FOR DEPRESSION GROUPS WILL BE CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Every Wednesday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – CMHA, 15150 Yonge Street, Basement
Every Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Maple Hill Baptist Church, 215 Glenwoods Avenue, Keswick – Basement Level (just east off the Queensway)
Every Thursday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – CMHA, 3601 Highway 7 East (HSBC Tower), Suite 710
Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Church of the Nazarene, 79 Main Street
Every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –M.L. McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, 10100 Yonge St., Room 204. (use side entrance)
Every Friday night from 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Bradford United Church, 66 Barrie St. (use office entrance
on left) (Hwy 11 – just north of Bradford post office)
Every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Canadian Mental Health Association office, 8271 Keele St., (Keele St. / Bowes Rd.) Unit 2, Room A, Concord
** Please Note groups will be closed for Stat Holidays on the dates below **
New Years Day: Aurora & Vaughan Closed
February 17 (Family Day): Richmond Hill Closed
April 10 (Good Friday): Bradford Closed
April 13 (Easter Monday): Richmond Hill Closed
May 18 (Victoria Day): Richmond Hill Closed
July 1 (Canada Day): Aurora & Vaughan Closed
August 3 (Civic Holiday): Richmond Hill Closed
September 7 (Labor Day): Richmond Hill Closed
October 12 (Thanksgiving): Richmond Hill Closed
December 24 (Christmas Eve): Markham & Keswick Closed
December 25 (Christmas Day): Bradford Closed
December 26 (Boxing Day): Richmond Hill Closed