- Person Centred and Recovery Oriented.
- One on one support. As a self help service we do not keep clinical files and discussions are kept confidential.
- Referrals to other mental health programs.
- Providing information on mental health related issues.
- Teaches coping skills in order to maintain positive mental health.
- Anger management support.
Why Self Help?
- Self-help is empowering. Developing a self-help plan keeps you in control of your own destiny.
- Self-help means a customized plan. Designing your own self-help plan means that you can customize your efforts so that they fit your particular strengths and areas you’d like to work on. They also reflect your personal choices about how to best address your specific issues.
- Self-help makes you a better, wiser person. By increasing your self-awareness capabilities, self-help efforts can help you learn to recognize potential problems before they occur (or at least early on in their progression) so that you can head them off before they become substantial.
The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society (MSS) is a family focused mental health self-help organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
For more information:
MSS Local Contact
Self Help Coordinator
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thompson
Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
Burntwood Region Outreach Worker
43 Fox Bay (CMHA Regional Office) Thompson, MB.
Phone: (204) 677-6056
Fax: (204) 677-5534
MSS Regional Office Contact
100-4 Fort St. Winnipeg, MB.
phone toll-free # 1-800-263-5545
We provide presentations to community organizations, schools and businesses on mental illness specific and mental health related issues. We also partner with agencies to provide these presentations or workshops throughout the Northern Health Region.
I’m Thumbody Program
A public education program designed for presentation within the public school system at the Grade 3 level. It is a self-esteem and mental health program for children to help build healthy self concepts, to instill feelings of self-worth, and to help children develop an understanding of their unique differences, strengths and individuality as a part of maintaining good mental health.
Self Help Support Groups
The term self-help support group refers to more than two people who come together to deal with a shared concern or problem. Such groups exist all over the world. We provide a Family Support Groups which is held once a month. If interested in attending one of our Self Help Support Groups, or to seek further information, please contact the Self Help Program Coordinator at (204) 677-6056.
Support Group Core Beliefs
Mental illness is a disease, but like heart disease or diabetes, self care is essential to recovery.
Mental illness affects every aspect of ourselves – our thinking, behavior, emotions, self-esteem, and relationships with others – but we can identify and control those effects.
If you would like to attend one of our Self Help Support Groups please contact the Self Help Program Coordinator for more information 677-6056 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Self Help Program Coordinator also provides educational and support services through the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society.
Any concerns or questions please call our Self Help Program Coordinator at (204) 677-6056 or email: email@example.com
Arranging a workshop for your group:
Workshops can be tailored to meet your organization’s needs.
It is suggested that no more than 20 people be trained at one time.
Call the Canadian Mental Health Association Self Help Program Coordinator at (204) 677-6056 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this unique training program.