Community Wellness

Community Wellness Programs

Community Wellness Programs supports personal recovery by promoting mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellbeing through virtual and community-based programs. In-person groups are available in London, St Thomas, and Woodstock. Virtual groups using the Zoom for Healthcare web-based video platform support access for individuals living across the Thames Valley region. 

Programs are free and open to the community for individuals aged 16+ who have mental health and/or substance use-related needs. A formal referral is not required to access groups. Registration for a group or workshop can be done on our website (insert link to Guide); program facilitators can also help if you have any questions.

Programs include psycho-educational workshops and social/recreational/leisure opportunities to support individuals in learning or strengthening skills and tools to manage their mental health and wellness, support a greater quality of life, and encourage resiliency.  Community Wellness Programs provides meaningful community connections and safe, inclusive spaces for individuals to develop social relationships and reduce feelings of isolation. Groups also offer participants the opportunity to develop self-management strategies for greater independence.

Community Wellness Programs support the following wellness life domains (with group examples):

  • Social and Leisure
  • Coffee socials
  • Picnics at the park
  • Book club
  • Friday Warriors
  • Physical Wellness & Health
  • Group fitness
  • Mood walks
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Breaking Free Online group for substance use support
  • Personal Awareness & Growth
  • Communication skills training
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) skills groups
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cultivating resiliency
  • Creative Self-Expressio
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) and art-based workshop
  • Creative Mind
  • Feel the beat workshop
  • Photo walk

Downloadable Location-specific Information:

Exeter & Area 

London & Area 

Strathroy & Area

For more information on Community Wellness Programs, please contact Jenna Courtemanche, Manager, by email at  jenna.courtemanche@cmhatv.ca