This group is for adults (ages 18+) who are experiencing symptoms of depression. This 10 week group draws upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to understand and treat symptoms of depression. This group explores the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and addresses each component of this interaction with skills and tools that are helpful in supporting recovery. It also looks at triggers and causes of depression and how to address these factors. This group is for people who are actively seeking to engage in the recovery process, and are willing to try to practice the skills taught in the group setting. The weekly schedule is as follows:

Week 1 – Setting the Foundation (introduction to concepts in mental health and depression)
Week 2 – Exploring Symptoms of Depression (and introduction to Behaviour Activation)
Week 3 – Identifying our Values (and what we want to move towards in re recovery)
Week 4 – Taking Care of our Body
Week 5 – Social Connections and Relationships
Week 6 – Mindfulness
Week 7 – Addressing Thoughts
Week 8 – Addressing Thoughts
Week 9 – Self-care and Self-compassion
Week 10 – Relapse Prevention and Continuing the Recovery Journey

The Depression Treatment Group will be offered on Wednesday’s – starting January 24th – March 27th (10 weeks) from 1:30 pm -4:00 island time (1:00 pm -3:30 Labrador). Please email nlgroups@nlhealthservices.ca to get more information. Please indicate which group you are connecting for in your subject line.