Programming Connection

Feeling Better Group 

Nine Circles Community Health Centre
Winnipeg, MB
2015

The Feeling Better Group at Nine Circles Community Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB is giving people a safe space to express and explore any issues they are experiencing from A to Z, including addictions, while receiving peer support. The weekly drop-in group provides an open, non-judgmental environment that meets the needs of clients who are not quite ready for abstinence-only treatment programs or who find themselves on long waiting lists for treatment. This harm-reduction approach, where clients share how they are doing and what is working for them, gives that extra bit of needed support when other addictions services and community support programs don’t quite fit their needs. “People always find some silver lining,” says Sandra Robinson, a Mental Health Therapist who co-facilitates the group. “They might be homeless, but they always find something positive to share.” For more information about the Feeling Better group, contact Sandra at srobinson@ninecircles.ca.