Health Promotion Programs

A unique feature of Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre is that Health Promotion Programming – or prevention work – is understood as a crucial component of quality care for our community. Health Promotion programming recognizes that not all women who use substances or who gamble need treatment services, but may still benefit from prevention services in an attempt to decrease their risk of developing problematic or addictive use/gambling. We partner with many community organizations to provide our Health Promotion Programs in various locations throughout the city.

Health Promotion Programs are offered in a group format, over the course of several weeks. Many topics and issues are addressed, recognizing that women often engage in substance use or gambling as a way of coping. These programs explore the complex issues in women’s lives, making links between these issues and women’s coping strategies. Programs include:

  • Women Juggling Roles (12 weeks)
  • Self-Esteem (8 weeks)
  • Anxiety (8 weeks)
  • Assertiveness (8 weeks)
  • Stress and Wellness (8 weeks)
  • Change (4 weeks)

A facilitator’s guide is available for purchase in either English or French.

For further information about our Health Promotion Programs, or to order a facilitator’s guide, please contact info@amethyst-ottawa.org.