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  virtual and in-person workshops:

**We will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.**

Monday Workshops:

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

Mindful Meditation with Lorrie-Mondays 9:30am-10:15 am  

Description-Focus on positive thoughts and energy for calmness.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/MHARochester/meditation-mondays
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 153-826-565

 

Journaling-Mondays 10:30am-11:15am

Description-Recording feelings and emotions, making lists of desires and setting goals for one’s self.

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

 

Peer Support-Mondays 11:30am-12:15pm

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

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) Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:30pm-1:15pm

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

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-Belief in self to focus on the gifts and strengths to find courage, move forward in recovery.

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

 

Spanish Monday & Tuesday 2:30pm-3:15pm

Description-You have learned the basics of Spanish now it’s time to speak in full sentences.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/263240077
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 263-240-077

 

Tea & coffee unwind-Mondays & Tuesdays onsite only 3:30pm-4:00pm

Description-have a warm brew, discuss the end of your day & unwind.

 

Tuesday Workshops:

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

Four Agreements Tuesdays 9:30am-10:00am
November 2, 16 & 30th

Description-Enrichment tools to transform your life to a new experience of freedom, happiness, peace and love.

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

 

Positive Communications-Tuesdays 10:10am-10:55am

Description-Learn how to communicate positively

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/483240589
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 483-240-589

 

Problem Solving-Tuesdays 11:00am-11:45pm

Description-Come join us and learn those problem-solving skills to combat difficulties faced.

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

Hygiene health-Tuesdays 11:55am-12:40pm
November 2, 16, 30th

Description-Group discussion amongst peers of proper hygiene habits, how to minimize risk of infection in support overall health.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/250145829
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 250-145-829

 

Sign language for beginners-Tuesday 12:00pm-12:45pm
November 9th & 23rd

Description-learn alphabets, counting to support the hearing impaired.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191216005
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 191-216-005

 

Mindfulness & Acceptance for Anxiety Tuesdays 12:50pm-1:35pm

Description-break free of anxiety, phobia using techniques of A.C.M. (acceptance, commitment and meditation)

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

 

Hope for living-Tuesdays 1:45pm-2:15pm

Description-Insightful group discussion on how to appreciate and find the goodness in life.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/920477173
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 920-477-173

 

Spanish 4 –  2:30pm – 3:15pm

DescriptionYou have learned the basics of Spanish, how to speak in sentences, now we want to challenge you to learn and do more.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/263240077
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 263-240-077

 

Tea & coffee unwind-Mondays & Tuesdays onsite 3:30pm-4:00pm

Description-have a warm brew, discuss the end of your day & unwind.

 

Wednesday Workshops:

****There will be NO Programs on Wednesday, November 3rd as the office will be closed for Staff Development Training****

*****All Programs will end at 2pm on Wednesday, November 17th for our All Staff Meeting*****

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

Mindful meditation with Mona- 9:30am-10:15am

Description-Supportive group for women to discuss topics in a safe environment while building relationships.

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 Esteem-Wednesdays 10:30am-11:15am

Description-Build your confidence self-worth and respect of peers.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/572240877
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 572-240-877

 

Anger Management Wednesday & Fridays 11:30am-12:15pm

Description-Learn how to communicate positively with tone, body language and overall O while learning de-escalation techniques.

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

 

Peer development (Music history) Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:30pm-1:15pm

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

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

 

Cognitive game time-Wednesday & Fridays 1:30-2:15

Description-We exercise for health and wellness now join us for cognitive exercises to assist with building memory and cognitive functions.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/498592509
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 498-592-509

 

Thursday Workshops:

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

**We will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.**

8 Dimensions of Wellness-Thursdays 9:30am-10:15am

Description-What are 8 Dimensions of wellness? Join our workshop to find out how to maintain all dimensions of health for overall wellness.

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) 240-3412
Access Code: 476-846-117

 

Healthy eating for the holidays-Thursdays 10:20am-11:05am

Description-For those faced with challenges of unhealthy eating. Join us learn how to eat healthy, lose weight

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/543130045
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 543-130-045

 

Managing Emotions-Thursdays 11:15am-12:00pm

Description- Recognizing the power of our emotions, influence upon our life.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/714824101
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 714-824-101

 

One on One support

Schedule by calling 585-325-3145 & dial extension 210

 

Intro to holiday crafts-Thursdays 12:30pm-1:15pm

Description-Learn how to make inexpensive crafts, gifts without breaking your budget and using household items.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/492073077
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 492-073-077

 

Mandela Mindfulness-Thursdays 2:00pm-2:45pm

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

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

 

Wellness planning-Thursdays 3:00pm-3:45pm

Description-Understand and gain insight of self-care and create a wellness plan to sustain your overall welfare.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/445539645
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 445-539-645

 

Friday Workshops:

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

**We will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.**

Dancing in motion 9:30am-10:00am

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

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

 

Walk in orientation with program coordinator-Fridays 10:15am-10:45am

ONSITE ONLY 

Description-New guest orientation process, as well as reacquaintance for former guests. Tour Life-skills; schedule progression plans to support overall wellness.

 

Recovery in art-Fridays 10:15am-10:45am

Description- Come in join our workshop, use inner thoughts to express your creativity while on the road to recovery

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/689380421
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 689-380-421

 

Anger Management Wednesday & Fridays 11:30am-12:15pm

Description-Learn how to communicate positively with tone, body language and overall interactions while learning de-escalation techniques.

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

 

Peer development (Music history) Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:30pm-1:15pm

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

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

 

Managing My Addictions, Fridays 12:45pm-1:15pm

Description – Communicate in a non-judgmental environment to discuss your addiction.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/MHARochester/managing-my-addictions-fridays-300pm-400pm
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 941-596-893

 

Cognitive game time-Wednesday & Fridays 1:30-2:15

Description-We exercise for health and wellness now join us for cognitive exercises to assist with building memory and cognitive functions.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/498592509
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 498-592-509

 

Cooking-with Lorrie VIRTUAL-Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm November 5th & 19th

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

Cooking Question & Answer-Friday November 12th-Virtual

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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

 

Book Club-Fridays November 5th, 12th, 19th 3:30pm-4:00pm-onsite

 

Saturday Workshops:

Mutual Support – VIRTUAL – 11:00am – 11:45am

Description-Need support outside of the typical work week? We’re here…a group for peers to discuss issues, listen to each other and gain support from senior staff.

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

 

Four agreements- 12:00pm – 12:45pm-Virtual

Description – In depth discussions about coping skills in life

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/220917973
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 220-917-973

 

***As a reminder:  We ask all of our guests, as part of the MHA/Life Skills family, please wear a mask throughout the facility, unless you are seated and eating or drinking a beverage***

 

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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