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Self Management Programs

All of our programs are free of charge and open to everyone in the community. If you have issues accessing these programs such as transportation, physical or language barriers, please let our program staff know and we will work with you to eliminate this barrier. For more information and to register for our programs, please call the clinic at 705-422-1888.

Brief Action Planning

The Brief Action Planning workshop provides health care professionals with three practical, highly structured, patient-centered, evidence based self-management support tools grounded in the principles and practice of motivational interviewing.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Organizations can request a workshop at their location.
Contact: SGBCHC at 705-422-1888

Choices & Changes

Clinicians frequently express frustration about their capacity to influence patient behavior, especially when they see the negative impact of that behavior on their patients’ health outcomes. Choices and Changes is a state of the art workshop supported by extensive research that provides clinicians with specific, brief and efficient communication strategies that can be utilized as part of a typical office visit.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Organizations can request a workshop at their location
Contact: SGBCHC at 705-422-1888

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

This 6-week program is for adults of all ages who have Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Lung Disease, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, and other long-term illnesses. This peer-led group meets for 2.5 hours every week over 6 weeks. To register please contact dsm@sgbchc.ca or call 705-422-1888.

Date: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: SGBCHC

Date: February 5 – March 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Date: February 6 – March 13, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Barrie Community Heath Centre
Note: This program is offered in French

Date: April 2 – May 7, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: The Common Roof – Orillia

Date: April 24 – May 29, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Hospice Georgian Triangle – Collingwood

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

This 6-week program is for adults of all ages who face the challenges of conditions such as Arthritis, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, and Repetitive Strain Injury, Phantom Limb Pain, Back or Neck Pain, and the list goes on. This peer-led group meets for 2.5 hours a week over 6 weeks. To register please contact dsm@sgbchc.ca or call 705-422-1888.

Date: February 5 – March 12, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: The Common Roof – Orillia, Ontario

Date: February 20 – March 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Hospice Georgian Triangle – Collingwood, Ontario

Date: March 6 – April 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Askennonia Centre Midland, Ontario

Date: March 12 – April 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: SGBCHC

Date: April 3 – May 8, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Barrie Community Heath Centre

Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes

This six-week workshop is for anyone with diabetes, in particular people with Type 2 and pre-diabetes. Workshops are highly interactive and focus on such topics as, identifying common problems, monitoring diabetes, introduction to healthy eating, dealing with stress, introduction to action plans etc. Referral from a health care professional is not needed.

Date: Feb. 7th – March 14th, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Chigamik Community Health Centre, Midland
Contact: dsm@sgbchc.ca or call 705-422-1888

Motivational Interviewing

The Founders of Motivational Interviewing recommend regular practice and feedback to be a crucial component to support skill development. The quarterly practice sessions are utilized to emphasize a specific area of MI that is of interest to the group and offers an opportunity for practice and feedback.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Organizations can request quarterly practice sessions at your location.
Contact: SGBCHC at 705-422-1888

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