What's New at Hands

Archive for January, 2012

Walk-In Counseling Clinic Every Tuesday 12:00 – 7:30pm

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca’s Walk-In Counseling Clinic is open every Tuesday from 12:00p.m. until 7:30p.m. (last appointment is 6:30p.m.). The Walk-In Clinic is located at 222 Main St. East in North Bay, and is open to children, youth under 18, parents and families.

Walk-ins will meet with a child and family therapist for a single session (approximately 1 hour) to address the child or youth’s mental health concern.

For more information contact Hands at 705-476-2293 or 1-800-668-8555.

Click here to download the Walk-In Clinic flyer

February 29th is Pink Shirt Day in West Nipissing!

Posted on: January 16th, 2012

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet. It is a growing problem within our communities and as a community we need to establish the tools to stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening.

On February 29th, 2012 we are holding our annual ‘Pink Shirt Day’ with our theme this year being “words hurt”. Pink Shirt Day is a nationally recognized day in support of anti bullying campaigns across the country.

It all started in Nova Scotia in 2007, when two high school students organized a protest to wear pink; this was done in support of a grade nine student who was being bullied because he had worn a pink shirt to school one day. They took a stand against bullying by distributing pink shirts to all the boys in their school with the idea that someone finally needed to stand up to bullying. The project was a great success and has now grown into a nationally recognized day.

We are currently organizing our second annual Pink Shirt Day event in West Nipissing and are looking for support and possible sponsorship from community members and agencies. We will be working closely with community service providers and our local schools to bring the anti bullying message to our community.

Pink Shirt Day – February 29, 2012 in West Nipissing!

Speech and Play Day – February 14, Huntsville Early Years Program

Posted on: January 4th, 2012

Has your child been placed on a ‘wait list’? While you are waiting for an initial assessment come to…Speech and Play Day!

Speech and Play Day is open to all parents with children between the ages of 2-4. It will be a morning filled with activities, rhymes and stories! Parents can: learn about a child’s typical development; learn to enhance a child’s speech and play in their environments; and receive resources and tips to support a child’s optimal learning environment.

Registration is required, so please call Sandy at 705-645-3155 ext. 3231 or 1-800-669-8555

Speech and Play Day

Tuesday Feburary 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Huntsville Early Years Program (Active Living Centre)

For full poster click here

PrintFriendly and PDFPrint