Wellbeing and resilience program offered through mental health association

Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge announced the return of Living Life to the Full, an eight-week program designed to help participants maximize their ability to deal with life’s challenges.

The program was created by Dr. Chris Williams, a psychiatrist and expert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Living Life to the Full teaches a range of life skills that are based on the tried and trusted CBT approach, to aim to improve wellbeing and resilience as individuals go through the journey of life.

 “Our goal with this program is to help attendees sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence and improve their relationships,” says Jack Veitch, manager of community engagement and education for CMHA HKPR.

“It sounds like a lot and it is. We believe this program can have a major impact on people’s lives, which is why we’re so excited to offer it to our community.”

The program is offered over the course of eight 90-minute sessions for a total of 12 hours. This year the Living Life to the Full will be provided virtually using Zoom.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been adjusting our service delivery to best meet the needs of the community while maintaining the health and safety of all involved. We feel it’s important to provide this opportunity without risking increased exposure for participants or staff,” says Veitch.

The program runs 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 22 through Dec. 15. The cost is $65 per person. To register, contact Kelley Curtis at 705-748-6687 extension 1016 or email kcurtis@cmhahkpr.ca.