Mental health

Mental health

Updates from Acting Executive Director

By MAX Ottawa / October 17, 2020

Greetings, While I understand that these are unprecedented times, I sincerely hope you are staying safe, connected and finding support in ways that are meaningful. From isolation and stress to financial insecurity, the pandemic has certainly affected all of us in a number of ways. I’ve seen the numbers and it is assured that the…

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New Mental Health Support for Guys into Guys During the Pandemic

By MAX Ottawa / April 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa launches new mental health program to better address the needs of GBT2Q guys amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of next week, guys into guys can begin to schedule appointments for peer support sessions with volunteers who will provide a listening ear, as well as referrals and resources as appropriate, in both…

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Griffin Blog post

Learning About Myself While Helping Others

By MAX Ottawa / January 14, 2020

Hi! My name is Griffin. I use he/him and they/them pronouns. I work at MAX as a Group Facilitator and I’ve worked with several MAX Group programs over the past year.  My MAX Experience Within my time at MAX, I’ve had the chance to co-lead two 8-week Skills for Anxiety groups, and one 8-week Body…

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Reflections from Peer Facilitation poster

Reflections from Peer Facilitation

By MAX Ottawa / December 13, 2019

Hey! I’m William and my pronouns are he/him. For the past 2 months this past fall 2019, I co-facilitated a peer discussion group centred on anxiety.  My Role at MAX As a co-facilitator, I assisted in the coordination of discussions to combat anxiety-based stressors through cognitive-behavioural activities, mindfulness meditation, and peer support.  It has been…

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