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What's On

OUR PROGRAMS
 

Here’s a rundown of what’s going on at Stella’s! There are a few different way you can get connected to some support with us. We have many drop-in programs that you can use right away, without having to complete an intake. Some drop-in programs require registration. Please see more information about each drop-in program below. Check out the calendar below to find out what’s happening this month and come join us!

Some of our programs do require an intake appointment. In order to keep wait times for an intake as low as possible, we are now offering a drop-in group intake session at 3pm every Thursday! The group intake session has limited space and operates on a first-come, first served model. Make sure you come early to ensure you get a spot! Click here to check out this document for more info about our intake session. If you have any further questions, e-mail: [email protected] and we will be happy to help! Please note that our facilities are not currently wheelchair accessible. 

Drop in Services

No registration or intake required

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
 

Fitness Group

Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

All fitness levels are welcome. Activities include stretching, crossfit, and strength-building. All materials supplied, just bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes. RSVP is encouraged to: [email protected]

Spectrums
Every other Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm

A drop-in group for LGBTQQ2SAI+ young adults.  A chill, affirming and safer space for folks to gather socially and express creatively through activities, discussion and more. Offered in partnership with EGALE Youth Outreach (EYO). For more info, contact Franky [email protected]

Sacred Minds
Sacred Minds (Registration Required)

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.’  Explore spirituality and meaning making through discussion and art. For more information, and to register, contact Carol at [email protected]

Stella's Studio
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Stella’s Studio is an arts-based community. 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. Come early to secure a seat! Contact Liz for more information – [email protected]

Yoga @ Lululemon
Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:15pm
Classes include a 10 minute group check-in and check-out with a peer supporter and an hour of beginner yoga. Meet at 3:15pm in the Stella’s Place cafe, sign up at front desk. Availability is first-come, first-serve. Contact Jeanine for more information – [email protected]
Find My Path Gathering
2nd and 4th Mondays 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Support in navigating your next steps around school or employment. Attend skill development workshops, hear from professional guest speakers, connect and share knowledge with other young adults,  build confidence, and meet with our Navigator and Peer Supporter. RVSP is encouraged to Asante at [email protected]

Other Programs

 

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]

BeanBag Chat App
Online Peer Support App

Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-7:30pm

Get the app free in the App Store or Google Play Store, or use it online at www.beanbagchat.ca.

Individual Support

Intake required

Individual Counselling
Monday – Friday by appointment

Stella’s Place offers free individual short-term counselling for 8 sessions per participant. This short-term model helps us to keep waitlists as short as possible.  

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.

Spring/Summer 2018 Groups

Intake required

Skills for Safer Living
Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 pm, May 24 – Aug 9th

The Skills for Safer Living group focuses on living life more safely. It offers skills to help participants learn to identify needs, regulate emotions, problem solve when distressed, and improve one’s effectiveness in relationships. This program invites the participant to consider engaging with life and consider thinking about the future differently.

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

In partnership with Pieces to Pathways, this group focuses on learning and applying DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. In a supportive, and harm reduction environment, participants will expand their coping strategies while exploring their relationship to substance use. Participants must identify as LGBTIQQ2SA+ to join this group.

DBT Skills
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.
DBT Skills (Evening)
Our DBT Skills group will be offered in the evening in the spring.
WRAP
Thursdays, 5-7pm, May 3rd-June 21st

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.

Program Schedule

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