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Our programs and services
 

Drop in Services

No registration or intake requires
Cafe

Monday -Thursday    Noon-5:00pm

Our Cafe space is open for young adults to come and hang out, work on their own, have some coffee or tea, use the free wifi, play a board game, wait for their appointments, or make some art  in a safe space.

Walk-In Counselling

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm-5:00pm

Walk-in individual counselling is available on afirst-come, first-served basis.

Fitness Group

Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm

All fitness levels are welcome. Activities include stretching, crossfit, and strength-building. All materials supplied, just bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes. Registration is not required, RSVP is encouraged to: [email protected]

Spectrums

Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Starting 2018: Every other Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm

A drop-in group for LGBTQQ2SAI+ young adults.  Spectrums is intended to foster a chill, affirming and safer space for folks to gather socially and express creatively through activities, discussion and more. This group is in partnership with EGALE Youth Outreach (EYO). For more information, and to register, please contact Franky – [email protected]

Consult a Doctor

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm by appointment

Talk with a doctor familiar with mental health. Ask about general health, mental health, medications, sexual health, chronic illnesses, or anything you’d see a doctor for! Please contact: [email protected]

Sacred Minds

*Not currently running*

Starting 2018: Every other Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm,

A group for people who experience alternative realities, such as seeing, hearing, sensing, and thinking things that others don’t. These experiences are often called ‘psychosis.’  Participants are welcome to explore spirituality and meaning making through discussion and art. For more information, and to register, please contact Carol Krause at [email protected]

Stella's Studio

Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Stella’s Studio is an arts-based community of young adults with lived experience. It is a welcoming space where peers can create and share art, including drawing, writing, painting, improv and music; experiment with new ideas, and help lead activities and creative sharing. RSVP to Carol [email protected] is encouraged

Yoga @ Lululemon

Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:15pm

Classes include a 15 minute group check-in and check-out with a peer supporter and an hour of beginner yoga. Meet at 3:30pm in the Stella’s Place cafe, the group will head over to the yoga studio (5 minute walk).  Please note the yoga studio is not wheelchair accessible.  No previous yoga experience necessary. Registration is not required, RSVP is encouraged to: [email protected]

 

Other groups and activities available other times of year. For more information about our programs please
contact: [email protected] Please note that our facilities are not currently wheelchair accessible.

Individual Support

Intake required
Individual Counselling

Monday – Friday by appointment

Stella’s Place offers free individual short-term counselling for 8 sessions.

Navigator

Monday – Friday by appointment

Get some support navigating the social service system. The navigator can help with finding employment, housing, applying for ODSP/OW, financial literacy, etc.

Peer Support

Monday-Friday by appointment

Get some support from someone who has been there! Peer supporters are staff with lived mental health experience who are here to listen. For more information about peer support, check out: https://stellasplace.ca/peer-support

Fall 2017 Groups

Intake required
People are Scary

Therapeutic Supports and Skills for Folks Living With Social Anxiety

Offered again Spring 2018

For young adults who self-identify as living with social anxiety. The group is informed by acceptance and commitment therapy, experiential learning and mindfulness approaches. Participants will get in touch with their values and learn to set value driven goals. They will also build skills to stay attuned to moment to moment experiences, bring acceptance and compassion too difficult feelings, and gain distance from their worries and fears.

Weathering the Storms: A DBT Skills Group for Queer and Trans Substance Users

Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Jan 17th – March 14th

In partnership with Pieces to Pathways, this 16-week group focuses on learning and applying DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. In a supportive, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction environment, participants will expand their coping and healing strategies, and explore their relationship to substances. Participants must identify as LGBTIQQ2SA to join this group.

WRAP

Thursdays, 5-7pm, Feb 1st – March 22nd

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is peer-facilitated wellness program for young adults to get well, stay well and live the life they want. We discuss key recovery concepts such as hope, personal responsibility, support, education and self-advocacy. Other topics include wellness toolbox, triggers, early warning signs, when things are breaking down, crisis plan and create a WRAP plan that will be helpful in your mental health journey.

DBT Skills

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:45-3pm,  Jan 29th – Apr 2nd

Learn to apply Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situation, and how to build communication skills with family and friends. Each participant will be expected to commit to the two group sessions each week.

Program Schedule

Click below to dowload a printable version of the program schedule.

Holiday Closure

Please be advised that Stella’s will be closed from Monday Dec 25th to Jan 1st 2018. We will open Tuesday January 2nd, 2018. 

 

Happy Holidays!

 

If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please contact the Gerstein Crisis Centre at 416-929-5200 or call 911.

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