SAFHT provides a variety of group sessions and workshops free of charge to enrolled patients. Please ask your doctor/health care provider for a current schedule. Examples include Heart Healthy, Healthy You, Mental Health Workshops, and Changing Minds (a quarterly mental health newsletter. Additional information can be found under our website tab "Health & Wellness, Resources & Programs".

Groups and Workshops

Heart Healthy Program

This group program is designed to meet the needs of patients with high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure. Patients are generally referred to the group by their family physician, nurse practitioner, and nurse. The service includes a three-hour class provided by the dietician and nurse and covers:

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Heart healthy eating guidelines

  • Better food choices in a heart healthy diet

  • Heart Healthy cooking and dining out

  • Food labelling

  • Physical activity and your action plan

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Healthy You

Using a dietary approach to improve high blood pressure, the dietician and nurse in our program take a group weight management approach that focuses on lifestyle changes that may help patients reach and maintain a healthier body weight or shape. The goal of the program is to provide participants with education to help them make healthier nutrition choices, and to promote effective self-management skills. The program involves three phases:

  • Orientation

  • Lifestyle modification

  • Follow-up with the dietician

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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue is a 6-week depression treatment & support group program which provides patients dealing with depression related to a recent or expected life change (i.e. death of a loved one, loss of a job, medical diagnosis, changing seasons etc.) a safe environment for exploring depression and its impact, and for building skills to aid in managing its symptoms. Click here for more information

Managing Anxiety

Controlling Anxiety Learning to Manage (CALM) is a 6-week anxiety treatment & support group program which provides patients dealing with anxiety with a safe environment to learn skills and make lifestyle changes necessary for recovery. Click here for more information

The Price of Nice – Assertiveness Training For Women

Brought to you by popular demand! Join other women in a supportive environment to find out how to make positive changes in your life through being assertive. Fun, informative and most of all really helpful! Click here for more information

Seasonal Affective Disorder

This 2 hour workshop will introduce healthy coping skills for people living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Using both practical and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, patients will learn about SAD and how to effectively cope with its symptoms. Click here for more information

Surviving The Holidays

Isolation, grief, over-spending, and family dynamics are among the challenges that can cause depression and anxiety during the holiday season. In this 2 hour workshop you will develop skills and a plan to better manage holiday stress. Click here for more information


Stress is a major factor in people's lives to day. It can have negative effects on health, relationships and our ability to function day to day. This 2 hour workshop will help you better understand stress and provide some information and basic exercises to better manage the stressors in your life through Mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Click here for more information

SAFHT's upcoming Programs

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