LOVING LIKE

JESUS MEANS

CARING ABOUT

MENTAL HEALTH

Our Vision is...

To create a community of hope, support and encouragement; empowering better lives and families.

What is Mental Wellness at NBUC?

A Christian based initiative that seeks to provide awareness, education, support, strengthening & preventive opportunities in the area of mental wellness.

“As a caring church community, North Bramalea wants you to know that you are not alone and that there is hope for a better future. Whether you are challenged yourself by mental illness or are supporting someone that is suffering, we seek to offer a place where you can connect, learn about mental health and wellness, as well as provide and receive support. Christ’s message is that we are to love one another and, in the sharing of that love, find inner peace. ”

Tracy Nicholls

After years of suffering in silence with my depression, I decided that I was useless & not good for anything, so in August 2014 I went through with plans to end my life.

But God had other plans and got help to me at the right time. Through Him I met a wonderful lady named Donna, she talked to me about God & keep inviting me to NBUC, she never gave up asking even though I said no a dozen times, finally after 2 months I agreed to come to Sunday service and my life changed forever.

One of my favourite bible verses is 2 Corinthians verse 5:17

“Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone; a new life has begun”

I truly believe that with God & NBUC by my side, not to mention my medication, continuing to manage my depression & anxiety is a little easier everyday.

“Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone; a new life has begun” -- 2 Corinthians 5:17

Recovery Canada

When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden  Blvd, Brampton.  Nursery Room

Recovery Canada Meetings offers support from members who suffer from mental illness.  They understand the challenges of living with mental illness including all the Leaders and Assistant Leaders who also suffer from mental illness.

Members have learned our Cognitive Behaviour Method and through practice have had success in regaining self leadership in spite of their thoughts and feelings.

Members learn to deal with themselves 24/7 by attending meetings, reading Dr. Abraham Lows books and practicing the tools in our daily lives.

More information can be found at https://www.recoverycanada.org/

Let’s Talk

When: Thursday evenings, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden  Blvd, Brampton.  Nursery Room

Mental Wellness Drop-in- Lets Talk (previously known as Brampton Mood Disorders Support Group)  We welcome you to join us weekly to improve or maintain your mental wellness with a safe place to talk. Contact Mary Jacobs at marylaughalot@gmail.com and one of leaders will follow-up. Check out our Facebook page at Brampton Mood Disorders Support Group page for online resources.

FAME Family Support Group

 FAME (Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere) offers free monthly family support groups across the GTA and Peel Region. These groups are for family members and caregivers, people who support a loved one experiencing a mental health concern. Support groups are an excellent way for caregivers to practice self-care, learn from others with similar experiences and build a supportive community. Groups are facilitated in a drop-in format by FAME’s family support workers.

Brampton Community Door – Evening Group
Second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601, L6Y 4M3.

Brampton Community Door – Day Group
Third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601, L6Y 4M3.

http://www.fameforfamilies.com/family-support-groups/

Family Connections™

– 12 week Course

When: Tuesday evenings
Location: North Bramalea United Church

Family Connections™ is a 12-week course providing education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone struggling with emotion dysregulation or mental health issues. It is a peer program led by trained group facilitators who are family members and who have taken the course themselves.

Family Connections™ is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a loved one struggling with mental health issues. The course is not for those who are struggling, only for the family members supporting them. There are some spots reserved for individuals hearing about the course via NBUC but the enrollment is limited.

The Family Connections™ program is provided in Canada by The Sashbear Foundation. The Family Connections™ program was developed by practicing clinicians/researchers (Drs. Fruzzetti and Hoffman) and modified in consultation with family members. It is coordinated internationally by NEABPD.