Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Join Together for Mental Health - Giving Tuesday - 29 November 2016

Join Together for Mental Health! on Giving Tuesday

29 November 2016
12:00 to 6:00pm

Join us and CMHA-Halifax-Dartmouth to celebrate mental health, raise funds and come together as a community!



SSNS will be selling our new 2017 Colouring Calendar with artwork and poetry by Anna Quon. Also available to purchase online by visiting (http://bit.ly/2fCeB13) and selecting “2017 Colouring Calendar” as the “Fund”. Calendars are only $10 each (plus $5 shipping).
For further inquiries please get in touch by email at: contact@ssns.ca or by phone at (902) 465-2601 or 1 (800) 465-2601

From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group


Reflecting on the Finding Your Voice Workshop 


Thursday, November 24th, 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm 
           
Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia


The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends.

Free!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Reflecting on the Finding Your Voice Workshop

Earlier this fall Healthy Minds Cooperative offered a 6 week workshop called “Finding Your Voice” which was about “…working on creating and  sharing our Recovery story. The program focussed on exploring  life experiences in a safe  and supportive environment, with the intention of  building confidence to allow one to share their story  with family, friends or even a wider audience, if they so desire.”

Alan McGrath, part-time facilitator with FR2D, led these workshops and this week he, along with 2 of the participants, will be sharing their experiences with us and perhaps providing a roadmap for us to Find our Own Voice

Sign up for weekly email notices for FR2D here:  http://bit.ly/29O1hFP


About the From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group
The From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness.  Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose.  Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
                                                                               
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem.  There is no cost to attend.  The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. 

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Operations Support, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to todd@ssns.ca; or
Laura Burke, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email tocontact@ssns.ca.http://ssns.us3.list-manage.com/track/open.php?u=cd00c528d436bba41e5db1c36&id=d92b68d5c1&e=fbaf914c0e

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Kings County Chapter of the SSNS


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7pm to 9pm

Kings County Schizophrenia Society
present

Meetings of the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia are generally held the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial Street (east entrance), New Minas, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.  To contact the Kings County Chapter, please send an email to kcschizsoc@outlook.com.


Also see:

Kings County Chapter brochure (PDF)

Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness: A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia