What we're about

Hello, we are a group of people searching for ways to overcome anxiety and depression. We run this group in hopes to provide people with a safe environment where you can come and gain support from some amazing people who understand just what you are going through.

If you are interested in coming to a place where you can find ways to effectively deal with anxiety and depression, then feel free to come by and see what we are about, but if you just want a place to dwell on your misfortune and misery, then unfortunately this will not be the right group for you.

We are not mental health professionals but we are trained in mental health first aid. We are simply individuals who have a passion to help others. We feel that human interaction, discussion and experiential learning are the keys to finding happiness in life.

Overcoming anxiety and depression requires taking action (along with education) and that is our primary goal.

Community Guidelines

• Phones: Please put them on silent or vibrate, they can be disruptive in the middle of someone else’s share. Feel free to return all calls and texts outside the room and out of earshot.

• Washrooms are the last two doors down the hall to the left. Women’s is second last, men's is the last. Feel free to leave the room at anytime, we treat all departures as a bathroom break.

• Confidentiality: We ask that whatever is said in this room stays in this room (unless you plan to hurt yourself or someone else then we have to report it). We find this helps build a sense of trust and community.

• Religion & Politics: These topics can be quite divisive and we instead focus on what brings us together. If these are the source of your anxiety and/or depression you are welcome to talk about it but we remind everyone to stay respectful.

• Professionalism: Although we are not professionals in mental health we are trained in mental health first aid. We also ask any such professionals in the group to attend as a non-professional.

• Facilitation: The facilitators are here to guide the conversation, if we find we come across a topic better suited for therapy, such as heavy trauma, we will redirect the conversation.

• Zero-Tolerance: Absolutely no hate speech, solicitation, violence, alcohol or drugs. You will be asked to leave if you are aggressive, obviously intoxicated or selling your products or ideas.

Lastly, if you you have any further concerns, questions or ideas feel free to bring them up with any of the facilitators. You can reach us before, during break and after the meeting. As well as through the Meetup page messaging system.

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Upcoming events (5)

Let’s MeetUp Online for a Social Hour!

Online event

Knowing that everyone is at home with less social contact, our group is pleased to announce a new weekly Social Hour on Wednesdays from 6;30pm-7:30pm. Log in for some laughter and connection with others! Note: These MeetUps will not follow our usual structure and will be more loose and free flow. Our member Colin N. will be hosting these meetings! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93713240695?pwd=c0laaVlyOHF5STMvL3duTjlSV3JLdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 8g71pq

Let’s MeetUp Online for a Social Hour!

Online event

Knowing that everyone is at home with less social contact, our group is pleased to announce a new weekly Social Hour on Wednesdays from 6;30pm-7:30pm. Log in for some laughter and connection with others! Note: These MeetUps will not follow our usual structure and will be more loose and free flow. Our member Colin N. will be hosting these meetings! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93713240695?pwd=c0laaVlyOHF5STMvL3duTjlSV3JLdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 8g71pq

Let's Meet Up Online

Online event

Hi Everyone, This will be an online version of our regular meeting. If you have never participated in an online meeting before, here are some things you will need to know in advance. You will need to sign up for Zoom in advance and make sure that it is downloaded and working on your computer before the meeting starts. https://zoom.us/j/95951720145?pwd=ZWxFcno2Nm5yMmZLbXduV0VMd3MzZz09 I will be acting as the facilitator and will cue one person to share at a time. It is okay to pass, I usually start with a one-word check in on how you are feeling that day. Then we going around and state one success and one challenge we have had in the past week or two. When a person has shared, the facilitator may ask a follow-up question or two, but we do ask that participants mostly refrain from asking each other questions. This prevent participants from feeling like they have to disclose details about their lives than they may not be ready to share. After the person has shared, the facilitator will ask if they are open to feedback. NOTE: Feedback is not advice giving. It is reflecting in your own experiences and seeing if you may have experienced something similar that may be helpful to others. Feedback can also simply be encouragement to the person who has shared. Keep in mind, that none of us are professionals and we are here to offer each other support and ideas that worked for us. We always advocate for all of our members to seek professional help when needed. We end our meetings with a one word check out of how we are feeling now and reflect on one thing we are grateful for in our lives. You can also just sit back and listen if that is what is more comfortable for you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here or send them to myself or Rob privately. Again, should you need professional mental health help, please call Access 24/7. (780)[masked]

Let’s MeetUp Online for a Social Hour!

Online event

Knowing that everyone is at home with less social contact, our group is pleased to announce a new weekly Social Hour on Wednesdays from 6;30pm-7:30pm. Log in for some laughter and connection with others! Note: These MeetUps will not follow our usual structure and will be more loose and free flow. Our member Colin N. will be hosting these meetings! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93713240695?pwd=c0laaVlyOHF5STMvL3duTjlSV3JLdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 8g71pq

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Let's Meet Up Online

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