OASIS is an ongoing, open support group for individuals facing challenges related to concurrent disorders. The group is facilitated by staff from St. Leonard’s and CMHA, and is appropriate for people using a harm reduction or abstinence goal in their recovery.


  • To learn new coping strategies and skills to manage mental health and addiction related issues.  For example: stress management, developing goals, conflict resolution, effective communication, forming new relationships, recognizing triggers, challenging negative thoughts, self-care, navigating the health care system and understanding diagnoses.
  • To provide a supportive environment for individual to share their feelings and thoughts about their recovery

Structure: Discussion focused, light psycho-educational component.

Stage of Change: Any stage of change

Referral Process: Open to the community. No referral required.

When: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Welcome In Resource Centre, 305 West Street, South Entrance

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18+
Legal Status: Voluntary
Other: Concurrent disorder – mental health issue(s) and addiction(s)



Sonia Krizikova

Concurrent Disorders Counsellor
Phone: 519-754-0253 ext. 2119
Fax: 519-754-0264