Mental Health & Well-being

Mental Health & Well-being

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being

"I thought the knowledge and teaching were expert. The journey was very thoughtful towards the audience. I would love to take the program again by Nichola & Erin to retain even more Mindfulness skills" - Anonymous


This 8-week introductory level program is offered to patients of the STAR Family Health Team. It is available only to adults 18 years of age and over. There is a 10$ fee to cover material costs. 

This highly effective program is clinically proven to help those struggling with the following: 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain and other medical conditions

Participants will learn to use strategies based on meditation and yoga to manage stress, enhance balance of body and mind, and promote improved well-being and healing.

Online registration is not available for this Program, for further details and to register please contact Amanda at 519-655-2322. There is a one time cost of $10.00 for materials. Thank you.

Requires Physician Referral: No
Prerequisites: Must be a patient of STAR FHT or Stratford FHT

CBT-I Information Session

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being

CBT-I Workshop

Requires Physician Referral:

Happiness 101

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being

About the Workshop

Happiness 101 is a workshop for people who want to achieve greater levels of happiness and overall well-being, no matter what their starting point.  Based on the research findings from Positive Psychology (the scientific study of optimal human functioning), participants will learn scientifically proven interventions that lead to lasting and sustainable happiness.


Benefits of happiness include:

  • Decreased cortisol (stress hormone) levels
  • Increased immune function
  • Decreased physiological reactivity to stress 
  • Better quality of life
  • Longer life (7.5 to 10 years longer!)
  • Better sleep
  • Less pain & less stress


You will learn:

  • The 5 Pillars of Psychological Well-being and Happiness
  • The 10 Characteristics of Authentically Happy People – and what we can do to foster these characteristics in ourselves
  • How to identify and use our ‘Signature Strengths’ to increase well-being
  • Scientifically proven interventions and habits that lead to increased happiness, resilience, fulfillment and well-being


About the Presenter

Angela Rolleman, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker, speaker, and trainer from Stratford.  Currently, Angela has her own business providing on-site training workshops for organizations as well as personal development workshops for individuals; she is an instructor for the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work Professional Development Program; and she runs a company called Mission: Empowerment, which provides personal and professional development seminars and events.  For more information about Angela:

Requires Physician Referral: No
Prerequisites: none

Memory Clinic

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being

When a patient or a family member starts to recognize memory changes in themselves or their loved one, the individual will have an opportunity to receive a comprehensive assessment by an interdisciplinary team of professionals that are part of the STAR Family Health Team Memory Clinic. The team is comprised of a physician, a registered nurse, a social worker, and very supportive members of community agencies which include CCAC and the Alzheimer Society of Perth County.

After receiving a referral to the clinic by the family physician, the patient can expect assessments on many aspects of memory function including driving safety. The patient and family will receive recommendations on treatment options and plans for care. Our goal is to help patients with memory difficulties maintain independent living and best quality of life for as long as possible.

The Memory Clinic is offered monthly rotating between the three sites of the STAR Family Health Team.

Requires Physician Referral: Yes
Prerequisites: Must be a patient of STAR

Mending Through Mindfulness - MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being


What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)?

MBCT helps reduce stress and anxiety and prevents relapses in those who suffer from depression. It combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the practical skills of learning to interrupt thought patterns that lead to negative spirals in mood. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment and leads to increased personal awareness and clarity.


Program Description

Offered at no cost to patients of the STAR Family Health Team, this 8-week program is for anyone experiencing moderate anxiety/depression. It is also highly recommended for people with a history of depression.

Participants will be trained to identify the triggers and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and then effectively address them as they arise in everyday life.


Online registration is not available for this program. Please contact Amanda at 519-655-2322 for more information or to register. Thank you.

Requires Physician Referral: n/a

Mindful Moments - weekly virtual class

Program Type: Mental Health & Well-being

A weekly, virtual opportunity to meet and meditate for those who have some experience with mindfulness practice. A variety of meditations will be offered including: sitting, walking, mindful movement and loving kindness.


Runs every Friday excluding holidays and inclement weather.

Requires Physician Referral: No