If you are in crisis, contact the Distress Centre at403-266-4357 If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local Emergency department.

Support Groups

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What are Support Groups?

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Our groups are specifically designed to provide people living with mood and anxiety disorders an opportunity to connect and share with others who have similar experiences. Groups are peer-led, informal, and focused on self-help and recovery.

What we provide:

  • Confidentiality
  • Safe and accepting environment
  • Volunteer-led
  • Pressure free

What we are not:

  • Mental health professionals (eg. psychologists, social workers)
  • A place to diagnose
  • A substitute for professional therapy or treatment
  • Religious or faith-based

How can I attend?

All of our peer support groups are free, drop-in basis with no referral or formal diagnosis required. We offer an inclusive environment for all participants, whether you’re living with a mental health condition or if you’re looking to learn more about how to support a loved one with mental illness.

To attend a meeting, find the location and time that works best for you and drop in. Our facilitators will welcome you to the support group. Attendance is completely voluntary – come to as many meetings as you’d like.

Who are your facilitators?

Our team of trained facilitators have a wide range of experience with mental health including directly living through mental illness and working with others. Two SupportWorks facilitators co-host each meeting using the following format:

  1. Introduce themselves and explaining the rules and timing for the two-hour session.
  2. Begin the discussion with a roundtable check-in with each participant.
    • First name
    • A good thing they experienced this week
    • A challenge they faced this week
  3. Open the floor to a free-flowing discussion allowing participants to share ideas.
  4. Complete a checkout with each participant and ask for feedback.
  5. Sum up the session’s discussion and provide a reminder for the next week’s meeting.

We are here to help each other.

All meetings are 100% free and no registration is required. All you you need to do is show up!

Please note that SupportWorks has a no pets and no food policy out of respect for our partners who provide this space.