Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Depression Program Being Offered

Hope Beyond Depression

Social Workers from Bluewater Area Family Health team and South Huron Hospital Association  are offering a 6 week program for individuals experiencing depression.

Learn How To: Identify types of depression & its causes; Improve emotional well-being; Enhance energy levels & mood; Overcome depression through lifestyle choices; Eat for optimal brain function to alleviate depression; Defeat depression through realistic thinking.


Where:           St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 22 Goshen Street S, Zurich, Ont.

When:            Weekly Sessions Start October 21, 2014 from

                         6-8 pm

·       Sessions End December 2, 2014


Contact:          Rossana 519-236-4314 ext. 5

                    or Jessie 519-235-2700 ext 5143

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What Determines your Health?

What determines health?

The majority of Canada believes that good health is determined by a quality health care system, genetics, and lifestyle choices such as good nutrition and exercise.
Despite having universal access to health care, Canadians experience different levels of health.



When you think about it, we only access health care when we are already sick. Our health is determined 25% by health care and 15% by genetics. The remaining 60% is determined by factors outside of the health care system, such as:

-our neighbourhood
-our schools
-our job
-our physical environments

These factors are called the determinants of health - they shape our ability to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

This diagram shows the different factors that influence health. Remember, at SHHA, we recognize that Health is about the Big Picture, not just the treatment of illness.
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