The Par For The Cause Committee was very pleased to present a cheque for $28,362.50 from the proceeds of our 2023 Par For The Cause Charity Golf Tournament to the Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health is a public hospital located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Whitby providing a range of specialized assessments, crisis services, treatments, education and consultation services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. On average Ontario Shores services over 90,000 patients annually.
Enabling recovery is an important focus at Ontario Shores and the Recovery College program is there to assist. The College helps participants develop meaningful goals for recovery with a focus on hope, empowerment, possibility and connection.
Anyone can access free courses, webinars, workshops, and events to learn about mental illnesses, treatment options, wellness, gain new skills, and connect with others in their community. Course subjects are wide ranging including areas such as ‘Understanding Anger’ and ‘Committing to a Healthier Lifestyle’ as well as painting classes, yoga, and mindfulness practices.
The course curriculum is unique as it is developed by subject experts and mental health professionals, working together with people who have their own experience in personal recovery.
Testimonials about how the Recovery College supported their mental health:
“It helped alot chatting with peers getting feelings validated and hearing different coping skills to get through each day and feeling connected with like minds. Really makes a positive difference.”
“[The Recovery College] was something to look forward to in a trying time. Recovery college always makes me feel good”.
“It provided me a space where there were other people I could relate to in regards to my mental health issues”.