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Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

Site: Hawkesbury - Ghislain St

Service: Mental Health & Addiction Regional Center - Support Groups

Alternate Name Centre Royal-Comtois Center ; Mental Health Treatment Service of Prescott Russell ; MHARC ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Hawkesbury
Address & Map
Mental Health and Addiction Regional Center
580 Spence Ave
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 0B4
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Intersection Spence Ave and McGill St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Support groups 
Beating the Blues: group for individuals with symptoms of depression or anxiety, or individuals who are feeling stressed * Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based program consists of eight online sessions lasting approximately an hour * teaches strategies to help cope better in the short term, and skills to face the future * held in a group setting in the conference room * each client will be provided with a laptop and their own earphones * a therapist will be present to guide clients through the program, answer questions, and offer assistance as needed * capacity of 7 
Stepping Forward: group for individuals suffering from major depression and who want to enter therapy to better understand and manage their symptoms * cognitive-behavioral approach * psychoeducation and psychotherapy * capacity of 6-10 people * 16 week group that can be completed in blocks of four weeks * semi-open group accepting new clients every four weeks 
Social Anxiety Group: group for individuals experiencing social anxiety symptoms * psychoeducation on social anxiety and its cognitive distortions * lifestyle education 
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR): mindfulness group to help clients learn to manage their stress to better adapt to daily life in a balanced and healthy way * evaluation period followed by 9 weeks of 2.5 hour long group sessions, as well as a full day session between the 6th and 7th session * participants are asked to practice meditation every day at home, guided by CDs * capacity of 8-12 people * see for more information 
Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention (MBRP): program that integrates mindfulness meditation with relapse prevention * cognitive-behavioural treatment to help prevent or manage relapse in individuals following addiction treatments 
Yoga: helps individuals manage mental health symptoms (depression, anxiety) and reduce stress * sessions include open discussions on daily stress factors and how to manage them, low-impact yoga, relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation * capacity of 6-10 people 
Peer Support Groups: personal coaching * various workshops customizable to the client's needs and interests * Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) 
Art Therapy: individuals create art through various mediums * unstructured approach focused on individual progress
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Hawkesbury
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals 16 years and older with mental health problems
Application Request to see a psychiatrist (consultations and follow-ups) require a family physician’s referral * self-referral accepted for all other programs * for new referrals, call central intake, toll free 1-844-304-1414
Languages English ; French ; Call to confirm which group is offered in French, and which one is offered in English
Fees None
Service Categories Art Therapy ; Independent Spiritual Pursuits ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Anxiety Disorders ; Physical Fitness ; Relapse Prevention Programs ; Stress Management
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free, Central Intake 1-844-304-1414
Fax 613-632-7450
Social Media LinkedIn
Primary Executive Geneviève Arturi, Director, Mental Health & Addictions; Phone: 613-632-1111 ext 55005; Email:
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Canada

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