Thursday, 21 August 2008

*New Group* Making Connections for Mental Health Clients


VCMHS and THEO BC are pleased to present the Making Connections group for Adults (19+) with a mental illness living in Vancouver.

Open group format (first 20 people enrolled will begin at start date, the rest will be waitlisted until spaces open up)

Please refer to attachments, which includes the brochure and two registration forms that could be mailed or faxed to THEO BC. If you can't open the attachments please contact the folks below and make arrangements to get the forms. One of the forms is copied below (the making Connections pre-questionnaire... The Leisure Education New Client Form could not be copied and pasted below.

Please call Mariana (604) 876-0773 or Brian and Rebecca (604) 435-5677 with any questions.

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Making Connections

What is it?

A group to help you expand your social network

For who?

Adults (19 and up) with a mental illness living in

Vancouver

This program provides the opportunity for participants to:

Mix and Mingle with others who are looking to meet new people

Find others who share similar interests

Discover leisure resources/opportunities in the community

All we ask is that you come ready to meet people and willing to connect with others outside of the group time.

Start Date: Friday September 12, 2008

Frequency: Every Friday for 3 months

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: THEO BC

30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver

TO REGISTER:

Complete the attached registration forms

Open group format (first 20 people enrolled will begin at start date, the rest will be waitlisted until spaces open up)

Return registration form to:

Making Connections, c/o THEO BC

3rd Floor, 30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Fax: 604-876-0755

For more information call Mariana at 604-876-0773

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Making Connections

Name: _____________________________________________________________

What do you hope to achieve from this group? Tick all that apply.

Friendship

Increase activity level

Activity partner

Meet new people

Try new activity

Expand social network

Explore leisure interests

Community resources

Conversation

Any other: __________________________________________________________

Tick all that apply below to indicate whether you are interested in the following activities.

Swimming

Movies

Writing

Golf

Reading

Clubs

Bowling

Pets

Politics

Snooker/pool

Meditation

Volunteer work

Table tennis

Dancing

Conversation

Walking

Singing

Cultural events

Weight lifting

Play instrument

Concerts

Art

Chess

Dining out

Crafts

Scrabble

Surfing the net

Shopping

Cards

Video games

Window shopping

Photography

Going for coffee/tea

Gardening

Lectures/workshops

Library events

Sport events

Cooking

Nature

Any other: ___________________________________________________________

Return registration forms to:

Making Connections, c/o THEO BC - Mariana

3rd Floor, 30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Fax: 604-876-0755

For more information call Mariana at 604-876-0773