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

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

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

 

**The Life Skills Center open hours will be 11 am – 1 pm on Wednesday September 21st for team and MHA staff meetings**

**The Life Skills Center will be closed Monday September 5th in observance of Labor Day**

September 2022 Life skills service center Calendar

Monday Workshops:

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

Manners 101
Mondays 9:30am – 10:00am
(No Group Sept. 5th) 

Description- introduction to the “magic words”

Manners 101-Monday’s 9:30am-10:00am

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Description- introduction to the “magic words”|
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 10:30am – 11:00am
(No Group Sept. 5th) 

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

Peer circle of support –
Mondays 11:30am-12:00pm
(No Group Sept. 5th) 

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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
(No Group Sept. 5th)

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
(No Group Sept. 5th)

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
(No Group Sept. 5th)

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4

Tuesday Workshops:

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

Communication Skills-
Tuesdays 9:30am-10:15am – 

Description- Communicate positively with individuals in any environment.

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-12:20am 

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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

what is Anxiety? –
Tuesdays 12:35pm-1:20pm

Description-Learn about anxiety, what it is and how to cope.

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

The imagination of Mandala’s –
Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:00pm

Description-Learn what Mandala’s are and how to create them.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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

Wednesday Workshops:

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

**LSS will be closed the morning of Wednesday August 10th for staff development. Workshops will resume at 11 am**
**LSS will be closing early Wednesday August 10th for All staff meeting and Last Workshops at 1 pm**


Mindful meditation
Wednesdays
9:30am-10:00am
(No group Sept 21st)

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
(No group Sept 21st)

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

Peer/guest general discussion
wednesdays 10:30am – 11:15am
(No group Sept 21st or 28th)

Description- Inclusive opportunity for guests to have a cup of coffee, tea; voice concerns with the program manager.

Onsite Only


Introduction to anger management series I-
Wednesdays  11:30am – 12:30pm

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

Certificate’s provided *must attend full 8 weeks for completion*

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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

Peer development (Music history) –
Wednesdays 12:30pm – 1:15pm
(Ends 1pm Sept 21st)

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

In person: Conference Rm. #2
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

Short story writing-
Wednesday’s 1:30pm-2:15pm-
(No Group Sept 21st)

Description-Learn the tools, techniques of short story writing.

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

Plans for the year-
Wednesday’s-2:30pm-3:15pm
(No Group Sept 21st)

Description-We’re half way through 2022, discuss plans for the remainder of the year & how we can stay on task as 2023 comes near!

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

***ALL Life Skills programs will begin at 11 am and end at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 10th for MHA all staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Thursday Workshops:

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

Creative Journaling –
Thursdays 9:30am-10:15am

Description- There are many different ways to journal, find your creative niche; express inner thoughts on paper

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 10:30am-11 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. #4
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

Recovery Crafts-
Thursdays 12:30Pm-1:15pm  

Description-Create crafts to support your wellness journey.

In person: Conference Rm. #2
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

Wellness Planning –
Thursdays 1:45pm-2:30pm

Description- Craft a wellness plan to support loved ones; or maintain a positive path for self during challenging times.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: 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

Creating your path with poster boards –
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:

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

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

Description-A little music and song, 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

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

In person: Conference Rm. #2
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

Introduction to anger-
Fridays 11:30am-12:15pm

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

Certificate’s provided *must attend full 8 weeks for completion*

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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

Peer development (Music history) –
Fridays 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. #2
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

Cognitive game time –
Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4
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

Cooking with Life-Skills –
Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm- Sept 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

Cooking questions & Answers –
Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm- Sept 9th & 23rd
**virtual only**

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


We’re back!  Join us for:

Saturday Workshops:

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

Weekend Support –
Saturdays 11:00am-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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