Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Your Way to Wellness

Your Way to Wellness is a new six week education program that aims to help those with chronic conditions overcome some of the daily challenges they face.

Your Way to Wellness helps participants cope with factors like fear, anger, frustration, healthy diet, and symptom management following their diagnoses. Trained volunteers help with developing action plans and mutual support for people with conditions that include diabetes, asthma, heart disease, fibromyalgia, depression, arthritis, or hypertension. The program is offered at no cost and is held once a week for six weeks. Groups are offered in your community at community centres, libraries, or recreational facilities.

Upcoming February – March Sessions
Evening Sessions:
Dates: Every Thursday, beginning February 19th - March 26th
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Bayers Road Mental Health - Room 165
7071 Bayers Road, Halifax

Afternoon Sessions:
Dates: Every Tuesday, beginning February 17th - March 24th
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Sackville Heights Community Centre - Boardroom
45 Connolly Road, Lower Sackville

Anyone interested in registering please contact:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Free Tobacco Intervention Program

Whether you want to stop or cut down, or are simply looking for reliable information about tobacco use, Capital Health offers free programs to help you.

The programs are run by trained professionals from Capital Health's Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services and are available to anyone living within the Capital Health District. (The district extends from Windsor to Sheet Harbour and includes the Halifax Regional Municipality.)

Our programs include the following:
· An opportunity to receive support from others who are experiencing the same thing you are
· Free nicotine patch or gum
· A positive personal message rather than a moral message to support your decision to not use tobacco

If you would like to take advantage of our programs, you must first attend a one-hour Getting Started Session. Please call Krystle at 424-2025 for more information.

Monday, January 19, 2009

States of Mind: A film series with panel discussions on the ethics of mental health.

Come and view these topical films and put questions afterwards to patient/community representatives and professionals with expertise in bioethics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, mental and public health. All screenings take place at the QEII’s Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street. Admission is free. Come early, seating is limited.

THE SAVAGES - Wed., Jan.21, 2009 (7:00PM)
MUSIC WITHIN - Wed., Jan.28, 2009 (7:00PM)
CHARLIE BARTLETT - Wed. Feb.4, 2009 (7:00PM

For more information, including directions to this event, go to the “Events” page of

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Welcome to our new blog. We look forward to sharing information with you, and hearing from you about what's important to your health and the health of your community.