Covid-19 effects on mental health

Skills for safer living

GOALS OF GROUP: As health information custodians, we have an obligation to inform our clients of any potential risk to the privacy or security of their personal health information (PHI). As such, consent must be given by the client before participating in the use of ZOOM.

  • Provide educative and emotional support to
    group members experiencing emotional crisis.
  • To decrease the duration, intensity,
    and frequency of a crisis episode.
  • To offer group members the opportunity
    to develop skills to live life more safely
    through; crisis de-escalation, emotional
    literacy and diagnostic education, problem
    solving, and relationship management.
  • To provide an opportunity to regenerate
    a sense of hope for living.
  • To help develop a language to communicate distress in productive ways.

The SfSL program implemented in Canada was adapted and developed by Yvonne Bergmans M.SW., R.S.W. PhD. The first edition of this guide was supported with funding from the Suicide Research Team, Dublin City University, Ireland led by Dr. Evelyn Gordon.

For more information please contact:
Vanessa Andy, Counselling and Treatment
Phone: 807-468-1838 ext. 223
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Empathic strain, burnout and primary and secondary traumatic stress describe the emotional and physical cost of working in highly challenging work environments.

Join a CMHA Kenora facilitated workshop based on the trainings of TEND where you’ll explore solutions to moral distress, empathic strain, traumatic stress and burnout.


  • Differences between empathic strain,
    burnout and primary and secondary traumatic stress
  • Effective interventions
  • Key factors that increase risk
  • Early intervention strategies and workplace strategies
  • Map a personal action plan on

One hour, ½ day or one day workshops now available.

Contact: Regan Dearborn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 468-1838 ext 224


A form of psychotherapy that engages the person in examining and challenging their psychotic experiences and developing coping strategies to manage symptoms.


CBT-P is a form of psychotherapy that helps a person experiencing psychosis become more conscious of their distressing beliefs (voices and delusions) and patterns of thinking to help them execute strategies to reshape these patterns to achieve a positive outcome.


It is a 16-week program completed individually or in a group format by a regulated health care professional trained in CBT-P. This program includes both professional and self-guided learning. Each session can be tailored to meet everyone’s unique needs, preferences, and accommodations.


Our participants will see a decrease in distressing thoughts, emotions and behaviors relating to their psychosis. Participants will be given a toolkit of strategies to build resiliency and strength in working towards their goals in their recovery journey, improving their quality of life.


Please speak to a Canadian Mental Health Association -Kenora staff member if you are interested in completing this program or have any other questions. They will complete a referral screener to ensure you meet appropriate criteria. Once criteria are meet, a CBT-P trained staff will then contact you with the next steps in beginning the CBT-P program.


Session 1: Introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group
Session 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and What It Can Do for You
Session 3: Negative Symptoms and Getting Active
Session 4: Getting Active: Thoughts That Get in the Way of Getting Active
Session 5: Alternate Thinking Styles: Noticing My Thoughts & Checking Them Out
Session 6: Review: Noticing and Checking Out Distressing Thoughts
Session 7: Voice Hearing and Other Alternate Experiences
Session 8: Voice Hearing and Other Alternate Experiences Continued…
Session 9: CBT Strategies for Distressing Thoughts and Alternate Experiences
Session 10: CBT Strategies for Distressing Thoughts and Alternate Experiences: Checking Out the Advantages and Disadvantages and Finding Meaning
Session 11: CBT Strategies for Distressing Thoughts and Alternative Experiences: Behavioural Experiments
Session 12: CBT Strategies for Fearful or ‘Paranoid’ Thoughts
Session 14: Shifting Core Thoughts & Beliefs: Feeling Good About Yourself
Session 15: Ongoing Recovery Plan
Session 16: Ongoing Recovery Plan and CBT After the Group
Session 17: Review of CBT for Psychosis Group: What We Covered and How It’s Going

Contact Information

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
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