Quest CHC hosts many different health and wellness programs. Group programming ranges from chronic disease management to mental health to health promotion. All groups are free. Some are for registered Quest CHC clients (e.g. Skills to Cope, Healthy You, Craving Change, and Healthy Choices to Recovery), while others are open to individuals from the community (e.g. Smoking Cessation, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Trans Youth Group, and Strengthening Families).
Groups Open to Clients:
ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP: Are you looking to learn techniques to creatively express yourself? Learn about the concept of art journaling, basic mixed media techniques and journal page preparation.
CLIENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The client advisory committee is an opportunity for clients to learn about Quest, share opinions and feedback, make a difference in Quest services, get volunteer experience and meet new people.
LIFESTYLE BALANCE PROGRAM: Are you at risk of developing diabetes, have diabetes or want a healthier lifestyle? We are excited to offer you a new 12-month lifestyle management program led by Lifestyle Coaches with a focus on health behaviours such as healthy eating and physical activity.
SKILLS TO COPE:Does life often feel chaotic or unmanageable? Do you make impulsive decisions and have difficulty managing your emotions? Learn coping skills to deal with day-to-day life and difficult situations.
SMART RECOVERY: Drop-in group to help you achieve a healthy, positive and balanced life and leave your addictive behaviours behind.
Groups Open to All Community Members*:
CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT: A workshop for people who live with an chronic or ongoing pain who want to learn ways to better live with their pain and improve their quality of life.
GENDER QUEST: A support group for adults in any stage of gender transition, including those questioning their gender, modeled after Sherbourne Health Centre’s Gender Journeys group.
LET’S GET MOVING: Are you looking to be more physically active? Join us for weekly one hour exercise classes, where you can learn a variety of new activities including yoga, zumba, and resistance training among others. All levels of experience and fitness welcome.
QUIT SMOKING GROUP: Do you want to quit smoking? Come receive smoking cessation counselling, develop a personal quit plan and get connect with necessary supports and resources, including free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler and mist).
ROAD TO EMPOWERMENT – DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR ADVOCACY: Work with others to advocate for positive changes in your community, with most initiatives focused on issues faced by those with lived experience of poverty.
TAKE CHARGE! CHRONIC DISEASE SELF MANAGEMENT: A workshop for people who live with an ongoing health problem who need help identifying coping strategies, setting goals, managing stress, making healthier lifestyle choices, working with their healthcare team and living life to the fullest.
TRANS/GENDER-QUESTIONING YOUTH GROUP: The Trans/Gender Questioning Youth Group is a social support group for gender diverse youth aged 14-19 years. Come out and meet other trans and gender questioning youth for discussion, movies, guest speakers and snacks. Transportation is available.
*If limited space, priority will be given to clients of Quest CHC.
For more information about our Groups contact Erin Walters, Health Promoter, at 905.688.2558 ext: 297.