Life’s circumstances sometimes lead us to feel lonely, sad, and disempowered. Good mental health is essential to our physical and emotional wellbeing, and is as important to recognize and treat as any physical ailment.
Edmonton North PCN believes mental health should never be treated with silence. No one deserves to struggle. Edmonton North PCN takes several approaches to help patients recognize mental health issues.
Mental Health support is available at both our locations, Northgate Centre and at Rundle Health Centre. One-on-one appointments are available, as well as groups.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering all our groups virtually via Zoom.
Has anxiety stopped you from enjoying your usual activities? If you want to learn tools to manage your anxiety, this program is for you! During this eight week program, you will:
Find Calm: Learn exercises to help manage your anxiety.
Challenge Yourself: Challenge thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
Live Well: Learn to improve your lifestyle.
Past participants were asked what was the most helpful about this program. They said:
“To relax, do my breathing and listen to myself, what my heart, body and mind is saying and yes, it’s ok to say NO.”
“Making me aware of my contribution to my anxiety, then giving me the tools to manage and understand my anxiety.”
This class runs for eight weeks, with each class being two hours. Class materials for Anxiety to Calm can be downloaded here.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the assumption that most psychological problems are improved by identifying and changing inaccurate and dysfunctional perceptions, thoughts, and behaviours. People with depression tend to interpret facts negatively, people with anxiety tend to look at the future with apprehension, and those with low self-esteem maximize others’ success and minimize their own. CBT, therefore, trains people to identify and change their unhealthy thinking habits into better alternatives that promote desirable behaviour and eliminate unwanted ones.
This class is an six-week program and each class is an hour and a half.
Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 40 different types of losses that we can incur over a lifetime. This group is an action oriented process to help participants understand what grief and unresolved grief are. Myths and ineffective behaviours will be addressed while taking healing actions to help you preserve your memories without them turning painful.
This class is an eight-week program and each class is two hours. Materials for Journeying Through Grief can be downloaded here.
Relationships in Motion is for anyone who wants to learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships – family, personal, or work.
Topics covered in the group include:
Relationships in Motion is interactive, and has opportunities for self reflection.
This group runs for eight weeks, with each class being two hours. To download the class materials for Relationships in Motion, click here.
During this 4-week program, you will learn skills and simple strategies you can use every day to create your own happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to:
This group runs for four weeks, with each class being two hours. To download the class materials for Happiness Basics, click here.