“12 Hours That Can Change Your Life”
Living Life to the Full is a fun and engaging eight-week course that provides people from all walks of life with effective tools to maximize their ability to manage life’s challenges. The group-oriented course is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which focuses on understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together to impact well-being. Each 90-minute session focuses on a different topic, such as understanding unhelpful thoughts, engaging in enjoyable activities, coping with anger and solving daunting problems.
Living Life to the Full has been adapted for many demographics and is available in English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin depending on the version. Living Life to the Full was developed by UK psychiatrist Dr. Chris Williams and CMHA British Columbia holds the exclusive licence to the program in Canada. For more information on Living Life to the Full, check out this feature on CBC’s The National or visit www.livinglifetothefull.ca.
Mental health and COVID-19 webinar series
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division’s Living Life to the Full team and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute clinician scientist Dr. Nasreen Khatri created a webinar series to discuss the mental health impact of COVID-19.
Webinars featured topics related to loneliness, young adult mental health, older adult advocacy, and the mental health fallout of the pandemic.
Click here for the webinar descriptions and audio recordings.
Current CMHA Ontario adaptations
- Living Life to the Full – COVID-19 support 2022-23 (online and in-person courses)
- Mental Health Matters: Living Life To The Full for Adults on the Autism Spectrum and Caregivers of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
- Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+ (Toronto)
Other Living Life to the Full adaptations
- Living Life to the Full for youth (BC)
- Living Life to the Full for Older Adults Ontario pilot (2013-15)
Carea Community Health Centre
In person course
Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 pm, May 4 – July 13, 2023
Please call 905-420-0333, ext.2285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course is only opened for adults that live in the Durham Region
CMHA Thames Valley Addictions & Mental Health Services
Virtual course (Zoom for Healthcare Link)
Mondays from 3:30-5 pm – April 17 to June 12, 2023
Register at https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/events/ or contact Carolyn Petley at email@example.com
Target groups: Individuals with autism
Kitchener Downtown Community Centre
Tuesdays from 2-3:30 pm – May 2 to June 20, 2023
Contact Sasha Whiting to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-745-4404 x224.
Target groups: General population
Interested in hosting or participating in a Living Life to the Full course?
Most CMHA Ontario branches deliver the Living Life to the Full program. To inquire about a course near you, search for your local branch here.
For more information
For more information about Living Life to the Full in Ontario, contact email@example.com