Life Skills

The Mental Health Association’s Life Skills services are a stepping-stone on your path to mental wellness. If you’re ready to begin your journey to mental wellness, Life Skills may be the starting point for you.

  • With Life Skills you can participate in workshops that assist and guide you as you work through your recovery.  Call 585-325-3145 x215
  • Life Skills can help connect you to resources in the community.

Give us a call at 585-325-3145!
Front Desk:  x210
Hope Johnson, Program Coordinator:  x113

Learn about our Covid Support Group

For LGBTQ support, please call 585-325-3145 x140

 

MHA’s Life Skills Services Workshops: Virtual & In-person

*** In-person workshops are held in the Life Skills Center – 344 N. Goodman St.***

 

**The Life Skills Center will close Friday, December 9th, 12- 3 PM

 

December 2022 Calendar

Monday Workshops:

Medication thoughts and strategy –
Mondays 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Description-discuss medications while creating positive goals to assist during the recovery process.

In-person: Conference Rm. #4
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/689380421 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 689-380-421

Chair yoga – Mondays 10:15am – 10:45aM

In-person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/920880357
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 920-880-357

Budgeting & personal finances –
Monday  11am – 11:30aM

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/983895381
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 983-895-381

Peer circle of support – Mondays 11:30am-12:00pm

Description-Discussions led by our peers to provide mutual support in a non-judgmental, safe environment.

In person: Conference Rm. #2
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/328713189
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 328-713-189

Peer development (Music history) – MondayS 12:30pm-1:15pm

Description-Join us for this peer-led workshop to learn of music greats and their rise to stardom.

In-person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/726485941
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 726-485-941

Peer development (Strength within) – Mondays 1:30pm-2:15pm

Description- Continued belief in oneself, while focusing upon gifts and strengths to continue upon a positive path in recovery.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903721165
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 903-721-165

Peer development (recovery international) – Mondays 2:30pm-3:30pm

Description- An interactive group that assists individuals in de-escalating stress, and anxiety (onsite only)

In person only: Conference Rm. #2

Tuesday Workshops:

Codependence no more- Tuesdays 9:30am-10:15am

Description- Learn how to stop controlling others & start caring for yourself.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/664562461
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 664-562-461

Gaining Independence – Tuesdays 10:25am-11:10am

Description- A skill-building workshop to assist individuals in working towards the goal of independence.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/420403733 
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 
Access Code: 420-403-733

Best Version of Self – Tuesdays 11:50am-12:20Pm

No Workshop November 15th

Description- A workshop to find out what you want in life. Build the skills for evolvement, growth, and self-fulfillment

In person: Conference Rm. #2
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/483240589
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 483-240-589

Anxiety & wellness- Tuesdays 12:35pm-1:20pm

Description-Learn tips, and techniques while coping with anxiety & how to maintain wellness.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/911315157
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 911-315-157

Table talk – Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:15pm

Description-Come together have a warm beverage with Llife Skills staff; peers for social time.

In person: Kitchen (on-site only)

 

Wednesday Workshops:

MEDITATION – Wednesdays 9:30am-10:00am

Description-Focus on positive thoughts and energy for calmness and clarity.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/233558901
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 233-558-901

Self-care & compassion
wednesdays 10:15am – 11:00am

Description-Discussion of personal growth concepts; ways to achieve satisfaction in life.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/212198485
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 212-198-485


Anger Management – Wednesdays  11:30am – 12:20pm

Description- Join us for part I- of an eight-week session, get answers to “what is anger & types of anger”?

Certificate provided *must attend full 8 weeks for completion*

**Now accepting registrants for January 2023

In person: Conference Rm. #2
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/271607773
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 271-607-773

Sing along for the soul –
Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:15pm

In-person: Conference Rm. #4
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://meet.goto.com/773919573
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 773-919-573

Understanding mental health relapse- Wednesday’s 1:30pm-2 pm-

Description-work with facilitators to take control of your recovery journey

Conference Rm 4
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/478763237
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 478-763-237

Creating an action plan – Wednesdays-2:30pm-3:15pm

Description-Learn how to build a plan that will assist during challenging times.

Conference Rm 4
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/191216005
You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 191-216-005

Thursday Workshops:

Ten ways to fight your fears –
Thursdays 9:30am-10:15am

Description- 10 ways to help cope with daily fears; anxiety

In person: Conference Rm 4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/471846117
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 471-846-117

Chair Yoga -Thursdays 10:15am-10:45 am

In person: Conference Rm. #4

Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/920880357
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 
Access Code: 920-880-357

New R – Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm

Description- We exercise, diet for nutrition; health. This workshop allows us to incorporate-nutrition, exercise in support of wellness while in the recovery journey!

In person: Conference Rm. #2
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/687419957
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 687-419-957

Holiday crafts – Thursdays 12:30Pm-1:15pm

Description-Create crafts to support your wellness journey.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/492073077
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 492-073-077

Spiritual health & wellnesS –
Thursdays 1:45pm-2:30pm

Description- Join us for this peer-led interactive workshop hosted by Mr. Butler. We support the body, mind during recovery now join us and support your soul!

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/920477173
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 920-477-173

crochet – Thursdays 2:45pm-3:15pm

Description- Present a soothing technique to relax the mind and body while in recovery.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/642294253
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 642-294-253

Friday Workshops:

Dancing in motion –
fridays 9:30am-10:00am
Closed December 9th

Description-A little music and song, that does not hurt anyone, join Mona for this freestyle session!

In-person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/336232557
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 336-232-557

Self-care & compassion
Fridays 10:15am – 11:00am
Closed December 9th

Description- Discussion of personal growth concepts; ways to achieve satisfaction in life.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/212198485
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 212-198-485

Anger management
Fridays 11:15am – 12:15pm
Closed December 9th

Description-Join us for part 2- of an eight-week session learn skills; techniques for de-escalation

Certificate provided *must attend full 8 weeks for completion*

Now accepting registrants for January 2023

In person: Conference Rm. #2

Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/271607773
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 271-607-773

Workshop ends @ 11:30am, on Friday, December 9th

Peer development (Music history) –
Fridays 12:30pm-1:15pm
Closed December 9th

Description-Join us for this peer-led workshop to learn of music greats and their rise to stardom.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/726485941
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 726-485-941

Movie time –
Fridays 1:30pm-3pm
Closed December 9th

Description- we exercise our body, now let’s challenge and stimulate our mind. Join us for fun these interactive group activities!

In person: Conference Rm. #2
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://meet.goto.com/572240877
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: 1-872-240-3412
Access Code: 572-240-877

Healthy relationships with food –
Friday December 23rd 1:30pm-2:15pm

Description- we exercise our body, now let’s challenge and stimulate our mind. Join us for fun with these interactive group activities!

In person: Kitchen
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/673415741
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211 
Access Code: 673-415-741

Cooking with Life-Skills – Fridays 1:30pm-2:45pm
December  2nd, 16th & 30th

**Must Register**Walk-ins not accepted**

Register by calling 585-325-3145 ext.113
Or email HJohnson@mharochester.org

In person: Kitchen Area
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/743177965
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 
Access Code: 743-177-965


We’re back!  Join us for:

Saturday Workshops:

Weekend Support – Saturdays 11:00 am-11:45 am

Description-Need support outside of the typical work week? We’re here. Join our group where peers discuss issues & listen.

*VIRTUAL ONLY*
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/322186013
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 322-186-013

 

Recipe Archive:

BARB’S CHILI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARB’S MACARONI SALAD

 

 

 

 

BARB’S SPAGHETTI

CHICKEN PAPRIKA

CHEESECAKE

 

 

 

MEATLOAF

 

 

Banana Bread with nuts

Pineapple chicken bowl

Classic Deviled Eggs

 

Mac & Cheese with Chicken & Broccoli

 

Easy Chicken & Dumplings

Traditional Pasta Salad

Goulash

Stuffed Peppers

Caesar Potato Salad

 

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