Riverwalk offers support for men and women of all ages and their families in multiple locations. A referral is not required. Adult support groups are available for ages 19 and over. Teen support groups are available for those 13-19 years old.
Please note: If you are unable to attend a session for which you are registered let us know as a courtesy to the rest of the group. Refunds are not issued if you do not attend a group for which you have registered; refunds or credits are not issued for missed sessions . If the week before the program start date few registrations have been received, the program may be delayed. We will keep you informed. A full refund will be provided if the group does not start within two weeks of the proposed start date. Only the person who will be attending the group may register for themselves (family, friends, counselors, etc. may not register on behalf of someone else). Please do not bring a family member, friend, or other person if they are not registered. Please inquire regarding the building's accessibility with regards to stairs if this is a concern for you. Please call or email if you have any questions or would like more information.
Please inquire if you would like to register to attend with a support person.
For more support groups, visit the Expressive and Therapeutic Art page.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com or call 905 886-6632 if you are interested in registering for any of the groups below. Once we receive an indication of interests from at least five individuals we will contact you to schedule the start date and convene the group.
DATE & TIME: 6 Saturdays, starting October 7th (group will not meet Oct. 28th), 1:00-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
Community Room of the Christian Community Church
Very often anxiety and depression are familiar feelings to someone struggling with disordered eating, body image issues and low self esteem. During this group you will learn how your negative thinking patters might be affecting your feelings and behaviors. You will be able to explore the “mechanisms” of anxiety and depression and learn why they are triggered. You will learn healthy coping techniques with your symptoms and you will be able to share your struggles and worries in a safe environment.
For teens 17 - 19. Please inquire regarding support for younger teens.
Facilitator website: www.floratherapy.ca
Kids Help Phone: New content to help you talk about eating disorders
*Open group - join the group at any time*
Peer Support Playlist with Ingie Mehmet, BA Psych, MSW Candidate
DATE & TIME: Monday nights - exact dates TBA. Please inquire.
LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15 (on the second floor, accessed by the staircase at the front of the building), Aurora ON L4G 1L8
Are you seeking support for a mental health issue? Do you find that music speaks to you in a unique way? Have you ever heard a song and had it resonate with you so much that you felt as if it had been written about your life? Have ever you heard a song and been inspired to make changes?
Peer Support Playlist is a peer support group with a musical twist. Each week, participants are encouraged to identify and share one piece of music that resonates with them. The group will spend some time listening to songs or reading lyrics and then use them as starting points for discussions about personal struggles, successes, and aspirations. Everyone in the group, including the facilitator, will have some lived experience with a mental health issue, and group members can draw on on their own experiences to support and learn from each other in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Ingie is a full-time counsellor with over five years of professional experience who is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a member of the “Faces of Recovery” campaign.
Looking for additional peer support? Check out the Looking Glass B.C.'s online support: http://chat.lookingglassbc.com/
Family Peer Support Group
DATE & TIME: Please inquire.
LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15, Aurora (on the second floor, accessed by the stair case at the front of the building)
Main intersection is Yonge St. and Wellington St.
This group is for family members and friends to engage with one another to participate in peer support. This is an opportunity to meet in our comfortable and convenient location in Aurora (Yonge & Wellington), without cost, in non-facilitated group to dialogue and offer insights and support to one another.
We offer a variety of groups throughout the year in addition to those listed on the support page. Please call if you are interested in:
- Life Without an Eating Disorder Support Group
- Teen Support Group
- Support Group for Men