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 Skill Service Center will be closed to all in-person & virtual workshops on

May 4th for Staff Appreciation Day & May 30th for Memorial Day***

 

May 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***

Mindful Meditation –
Mondays 9:30am – 10:00am

Description-Focus on positive thoughts and energy for calmness.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: 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

Wellness & Self-Care –
Mondays 10:30am – 11:15am

Description-Defining time management, join us for session I of the series.

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

Description-Discussions led by our guests/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

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-Focus on the your gifts and inner-strengths to find courage to move forward 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 assist individuals in de-escalating stress, anxiety (onsite only)

In person: Conference Rm. #4

*** No Workshops  Monday May30th for Memorial Day***

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***

LGBTQ support –
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am please call 585-325-3145 x 140

 money management –
Tuesdays 9:30am-10:00am – No Workshop May 10th

Description-Are you struggling to save even the smallest amount? Join us to learn how to create a budget and find ways to save.

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

Decision Making –
Tuesdays 10:25am-11:10am-
No Workshop May 10th

Description-Break habits and remain focused while on the road to recovery

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: 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

8 dimensions of wellness –
Tuesdays 11:50am-12:20am 

Description-Learn about all pieces of life that influence your personality

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/420403733
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3212
Access Code: 420-403-733

Mindfulness & Acceptance for Anxiety –
Tuesdays 12:35pm-1:20pm

Description-break free of anxiety & phobias using ACM (acceptance, commitment and meditation) techniques.

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

Communication skills –
Tuesdays 1:45pm-2:15pm

Description-Learn strategies about talking to the people in your life

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

One-on-one support – tuesdays 1:45pm-2:30pm
Schedule by calling 585-325-3145 ext. 215

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***

Mindful meditation with –
wednesdays
9:30am-10:00am  May 11th,  & 25th only

Description-Focus on positive thoughts and energy for calmness.

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

women’s group –
wednesdays 10:15am – 11:00am  MAy 11th & 25th only

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/263240077
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 263-240-077

Anger Management –
Wednesdays & Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm

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

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

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

WRAP –
Wednesdays & Fridays 12:30pm-4:30pm

This workshop provides tools & techniques to de-escalate & organize daily interactions in life. **Must be registered to attend**
Please call 585-325-3145 ext 210
Or email hjohnson@mharochester.org

Short story writing-
Wednesday’s 1:30pm-2:15pm-
MAy 11th & 25th only

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

Conference Rm 4
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 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 478-763-237

Plans for the year-
Wednesday’s-2:30pm-3:15pm, –
MAy 11th & 25th only

Description-We’ve discussed our plans, now that spring is here, focus and let’s move forward!

Conference Rm 4
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/773919573
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 191-216-005

 

***Workshops will end at 1:15pm on Wed. May 18th for MHA Staff Meeting***

 

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.
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

Coping Skills –
Thursdays 10:30am-11:15am

Description- Share prospects on life and how to approach difficult situations

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: 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

Emotional Health –
Thursdays 11:30am-12:15pm  

Description- Understanding your emotional health and addressing your feelings

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

Self-awareness –
Thursdays 11:30am-12:15pm  

Description-Learn ways to tune into your feelings, thoughts and actions.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687419957
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 687-419-957

One-on-one support – thursdays 12:30pm-1:15pm –
Schedule by calling 585-325-3145, ext. 215

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

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

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/773919573
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 773-919-573

Mandela Mindfulness –
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, song, and dance never hurts! Join Mona for this freestyle dance 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

Managing recovery through art therapy –
Fridays 10:30am-11:15am

Description- Use your inner thoughts to express your creativity while on the road to recovery.

In person: Conference Rm. #4
Virtual: 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 –
Fridays 11:30am-12:15pm

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

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. #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

WRAP –
Wednesdays & Fridays 12:30pm-4:30pm

This workshop provides tools & techniques to de-escalate & organize daily interactions in life. **Must be registered to attend**
Please call 585-325-3145 ext 210
Or email hjohnson@mharochester.org

Cooking with Life-Skills –
Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm- May 6th & 20th
**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 (312) 757-3212
Access Code: 743-177-965

Cooking questions & Answers –
Fridays 1:30pm-2:15pm- May 13th & 27th
**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 (312) 757-3211
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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