Welcome to the Self Help Alliance Website

The Self Help Alliance provides services offered by people
for people who have experienced a mental health and / or
addiction issue.

We believe recovery is possible!

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Updates & Events

   
Have you accessed any of the following Self Help services?  Peer and/or Recovery groups,  Advocacy Assistance, Entrepreneurship Services, Skills for Safer Living Program, and/or Spark of Brilliance groups and events?  If so, please take a few moments to complete this short surveyThank you in advance!
Please Note:  Starting Monday, June 1st, we are Expanding Our Hours of Operation at our Self Help Site in Guelph (147 Wyndham St. N., Suite 207) to include 3 mornings per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am to noon & 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Qi Gong Victoria Park Qi Gong in Victoria ParkQi Gong is a traditional Chinese practice of aligning breath and movement to boost energy, mental focus and physical well-being. Qi Gong is gentle, empowering, self-healing, fun and easy. Additional classes are now offered in Victoria Park. Everyone welcome – no registration required. Please see attached link for more details.
Peer Support Article Peer Support Crucial to Mental Health RecoveryClick on the link to find out the 4 reasons peer support is crucial in mental health recovery.
Advocacy Advocacy Coordinator with the Self Help Alliance offers support to individuals who are being discriminated on the basis of a mental health and/or addictions issue as well as their families.  This service also provides education sessions to community groups.  Topics include: Individual and Systems Advocacy, Effective Complaining, Your Legal Rights, Conflict Resolution, and Ontario Privacy Legislation.  Presentations can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an organization or group.  For more information, please contact Paul Reeve toll-free at 1-888-255-2642 ext. 2353.
Ideation Group Poster We are excited to announce a NEW: Suicide Ideation Group beginning in January: A 20-week-long, weekly psycho-educational group for people who experience persistent suicide ideation but who have not attempted suicide. Based on the philosophy and content used so successfully by our Skills for Safer Living program, the goal of this new group is to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of suicide ideation. This is a closed group, involving an assessment and pre-registration process for those wishing to participate. To register and for more information, please click hereand contact the site location nearest to you.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer Truly Being OkayAfter reading this blog (Oriah Mountain Dreamer), why not take a moment to stop and reflect on your own inner thoughts.
Pathways to Recovery Pathways to RecoveryJoin this workbook-based support group as we discuss recovery from mental health issues, continue our journey of self-discovery, and work towards our personal goals and dreams. This group will be held weekly in the Sun Room at 147 Delhi Street in Guelph starting Monday, March 3rd from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.  No registration is required. All are welcome!
Enrich Article Check out this article in ‘Enrich Magazine Online’, by our own Marcey Gray, Spark of Brilliance – Media’s influence on attitudes toward mental health
Grieving Losses NEW GROUP – GRIEVING LOSSESAre you grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship?  Please join us weekly on Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Kitchener site to share your experience, support each other, and learn ways to understand your grief in a supportive environment. Everyone is welcome.  No registration is required. Please Note – Name Change: Grieving Losses replaces Survivor of Suicide Loss.
FMWCover Finding My Way…Stories of Recovery – We want to hear from you! – Please share your views and experiences of reading this book on: www.surveymonkey.com/s/KRHZD59We need your feedback so that we may continue to share this book with others, and for the creation of future books. If you do not have a copy, one can be purchased at any Self Help Alliance site. Another option is to click below to download and read Finding My Way…Recovery Stories in PDF format.
YourBrainOnFoods “Your Brain On Foods”: Mental Health RecoveryFind more on Food and Nutrition on  Overall Wellness Links