Thursday, October 29, 2015

Healthy Expressions of Anger Sessions at SHHA

Bluewater Area Family Health Team and South Huron Hospital Association present a 7 weeks program in:


Healthy Expressions of Anger


Anger is a natural human emotion.  How anger is expressed may be difficult for some. This group is for individuals ages 18 and up who are interested in understanding anger and developing effective ways of expressing anger and handling conflict.


Tuesdays Evenings beginning November 10, 2015 – December 22, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  at the  South Huron Hospital Board Room


Sessions will include:


                     November 10, 2015 - Understanding Anger and Sharing Experiences

                     November 17, 2015 - Identifying Needs and Misinterpretations of Underlying Anger

November 24, 2015 - From anger to action, putting it all together and Improving


December 1, 2015 -   Anger patterns in relationships and their origins

December 8, 2015 -   Under Expressing and Over Expressing Anger

December 15, 2015 - Clarifying Responsibility

December 22, 2015 - Anticipating Resistance and Solidifying New Behaviour



To Register:  Please call:                 Rossana Sabalones at 519 236-4314 ext. 5  or

                                                                Jessie Brown at 519 235-2700, ext. 5143




Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Community Vitality

Community Wellbeing Week Display at SHHA.

Please take a moment to stop and read the display (on the main level near the elevator) provided to SHHA by our partner, the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre, explaining what "Community Vitality" is.

During this Community Wellbeing week, the Focus is on the spoke on the wheel of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing known as "Community Vitality". 

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing which tells us about “The presence of the highest possible quality of life.  It talks about good living standards, robust health, a healthy environment, vital communities, educated population, balanced time use, high levels of democratic participation, and access to and participation in leisure and culture activities.

There are certain things that tell us just how VITAL our Community is.  The display asks us to think about such things as:
 * do people work well together in your community?
  * do you feel safe where you live?
    *do you feel like you belong?
      *do you trust the people in your community?

How can you and I contribute to the Vitality of our Community?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

safeTALK Suicide Prevention Workshop

Many people are struggling with Pain in their lives.

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities working with intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
Training Features:
Presentations, Support, Learning Aids, Skills Practice
Registration is $20.
October 23, 2015  1:30 - 4:30 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Zurich
Call 519 236 4945 to register.
Limited Space Available.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pap Test Clinic for Community Wellbeing Week

 Pap Test Clinic During
Community  Wellbeing Week/National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week
If you are 21 or older, sexually active and have not had a pap test in the last 3 years, schedule your pap test today!
Contact your Family Doctor for an Appointment
or Call
Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre to participate in their
Pap Test Clinic
to be held on:
THURSDAY OCT. 22, 2015.
Call for an Appointment.
"Just Because You Feel Normal, Doesn't Mean Everything is Normal"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Do We Understand Our Relationships With Food?


Four - week workshop series on Monday evenings from 430 pm to 630 pm

Oct 26, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Facilitated By: Sheila and Rae-Ann

South Huron Hospital Association Boardroom - B110 (lower level)
24 Huron St. W., Exeter, ON

To Register Please Call 519 235 5160

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Canadian Breastfeeding Week

 A Healthy Start

    Breast milk gives your baby a healthy start in life.

Breastfeeding is normal for your baby

  • Decreases risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Builds healthy eating habits
  • Prevents diarrhea
  • Increases protection against illnesses such as childhood diabetes
  • Increases protection against ear, chest and stomach infections
  • Promotes healthy brain and proper tooth development

Breastfeeding is normal for you

  • Promotes bonding with baby
  • Helps the uterus return to its normal size after birth
  • Helps keep bones strong
  • Helps to return to a healthy body weight
  • Saves money and time
  • Lowers the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers
Breastfeeding has many more benefits to families and society as a whole.   Breastfed babies have less hospitalizations therefore reducing health care costs. Parents experience less absenteeism from work due to sick children. Breastfeeding is environmentally friendly- no formula containers filling up the landfills.
Our health unit joins the World Health Organization and Health Canada in recommending exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. Exclusive breastfeeding means your baby gets only breastmilk and no other food or drinks, including water.
Once your baby is six months old, we recommend adding iron-rich  solid foods and continue breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond. Health Canada recommends vitamin D infant supplements for all infants.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

8 Week Bereavement Support Group



 VON Palliative Care Volunteer Program & United Way Perth-Huron
8 Week Facilitated Support Group beginning on

Wednesday October 14th 1:30-3:30pm

55 Riverside Drive, Exeter ON

Spend time with others who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Discuss practical ways to support yourself through your grief.
Space is limited so registration is required for this FREE program.

VON Palliative Care Volunteer Program

24 Huron Street West B-105

Exeter, ON

N0M 1S2

Phone: 519-235-2510 TO REGISTER