Adult Mental Health Programs & Support Services
These programs and services are provided for those who are 16 years and older:
Intake & Referrals
Psychiatric Consultation Program
Anti Racism/Ant-Oppression Training
Community Based Research
Across Boundaries' Support Group Services address individual, systemic and ethno specific issues which affect their mental health. The goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their health. These groups would include family and peer support groups.
A safe space is provided where clients can practice their leadership skills by volunteering to facilitate the discussion. Participants share experiences, give feedback and provide support to each other.
In this intimate group of 8-12 men, participants are led by a male therapist. The facilitator encourages discussion of barriers in the health care system and strategies to overcome them. Individual and systemic issues that affect their mental health are also discussed.
Women in the group share experiences, gain support and learn effective coping skills from each other as well as how to overcome barriers in the health system.
Persian Speaking Life Skills Group
This group provides opportunity for Persian speaking clients to learn and access other resources in the community and improve their communication skills. The group is facilitated by a Persian speaking staff.
Tamil Support Group - Community Outreach
In partnership with Vasantham, (Senior Wellness Program) this weekly session alternates between meditation and talking sessions.
Somali Women Support Group - Community Outreach
This group is held at the Dixon Community Centre where Somali women in the area meet to socialize, support one other and discuss mental health issues.