KW Counselling Blog

80s Dance Party 2018

posted by Scott Williams

Back on February 24, 2018 we held our first ever 80s Dance Party fundraiser. The event was hosted by Smile ‘n’ Wave, Southern Ontario’s #1 80s New Wave Cover Band and presented by Annette Blake. About 400 people attended at the Schwaben Club and danced the night away in support of the accessible mental health services offered by KW Counselling Services.

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What to Expect at Walk In

posted by Georgina de Barros

Last year, we celebrated 10 years of our Walk In Counselling Clinic. I have been fortunate enough to work at the agency for six of those years – five of them as an Intake Worker – and in that period I have seen how much we are constantly improving and trying to make the process easier for everybody, especially our clients! I have also seen Walk In counselling grow in the community, with new options made available every year. Still, for many people this way of accessing counselling is very new from the traditional way of being assigned to someone and seeing them regularly. I also find that there are many misconceptions about how the service works. I hope this post will help you know what to expect.

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Tips for Coping with the “Holiday Blues”

posted by Scott Williams

We know from the 2014 Waterloo Region Vital Signs Report that 1 in 5 people experience “quite a lot of stress”. This stress is often compounded during the holiday season. We know there are more than 26 holidays being celebrated in our community during the month of December so many people are feeling added pressures at this time of year. Though this season is often filled with happiness and fun, it can also be a time of loneliness, stress, and anxiety.  For those who are already coping with mental health challenges, this season can be even more difficult.

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