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Support Groups

Each group will only run if sufficient interest is demonstrated. If you would like to participate in one or more groups, please click the respective button and complete the interest form.

Online Mindfulness Group

Thursdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. between May 28 and July 30.

Learn about the benefits of mindfulness, try out different types of meditations, and engage in short discussions about your practice. This is a ten-week course developed by Ontario Tech's Dr. Wendy Stanyon, and led by Student Wellness Coordinator Bonnie Pedota. 

Register for the online mindfulness course


Beyond 13 Reasons Why Discussion Group

Let's talk about one of the most controversial shows on television! Join the Beyond 13 Reasons Why group as we discuss topics related to bullying, guilt, sexual abuse and suicide.

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BEYOND 13 REASONS WHY DISCUSSION GROUP


Facing our Fears

This group offers a supportive environment to address feelings of anxiety, worry and overwhelm. It will focus on building tools and strategies for calming stressful thoughts and situations as they arise and building greater resilience in order to face life’s challenges.

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE FACING OUR FEARS SUPPORT GROUP


Skills for Healthy Relationships

This group will help in developing communication and interpersonal skills to help improve relationships and mood. Learn about attachment styles, how to manage conflicts, and what to avoid to promote healthy relationships. It is also helpful for students living with anxiety and depressive symptoms.

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SKILLS FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS SUPPORT GROUP


Mindfulness and Self-compassion

This group will help students develop mindfulness-based skills that assist with stress management, anxiety and overall emotional balance. Students will also learn strategies that promote compassionate self-awareness.

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE MINDFULNESS AND SELF-COMPASSION SUPPORT GROUP


Young Fathers Support Group

Becoming a father is one of the most powerful psychological changes in man’s life. If you are a young father, expecting father, in the role of a father, or a non-custodial father, we would like to invite you to the Young Fathers’ Support Group. Fathers are profoundly important in the lives of their children. We will explore many areas that young men contend with including:

  • becoming a father
  • emotional transition to fatherhood
  • responsible fatherhood and co-parenting
  • the role of fathers in childhood development
  • parenting styles
  • impacts of mother-father relationships on their children

I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE YOUNG FATHERS' SUPPORT GROUP

If you have any questions regarding any of our support groups, please call the Student Lifeline at 905.721.3392 or email studentlifeline@ontariotechu.ca