Group Services

York Hills offers a variety of groups designed to meet the needs of children, youth and families.
This service supports by:
Facilitating learning and helping to increase knowledge and understanding of the mental health challenges that children, youth and families experience.
Building the capacity of parents to respond effectively to mental health challenges experienced by their child/youth.
Helping to increase the child/youth/parents understanding of themselves and others, and assists in developing skills and strategies to improve overall functioning.
Upcoming Groups

Triple P 0-12 Standard Group


The Triple P Positive Parenting Program Group is for parents of children 2—12 years of age. During this 6 week virtual parenting group you will:

  • Learn how to create a safe and positive learning environment for your child.
  • Learn why your child responds the way they do, and how to support them during challenging moments
  • Learn how to build your children’s self-esteem and sense of self–worth.
  • Learn how to teach children to become independent problem solvers.

  Mondays | April 17, 2023 – May 29, 2023 (No Session on May 22, 2023)

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Uma  Bhatt (Community Outreach Worker) and Rick Rothchild (PATH Worker)
Zoom Meeting

Fear-Less Triple P Group



Fear-Less Triple P is a 6 week group for parents/caregivers of children age 6 to 14 years, who have moderate to high levels of anxiety that negatively impact everyday functioning.

This group provides parents/caregivers with psychoeducation about anxiety and how it works. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to reflect on how anxiety impacts their family and how their family reacts to anxiety.

Fear-Less aims to give parents/caregivers a better understanding of the development of a child’s anxiety and why it continues.

Tuesdays | May 9, 2023 – June 13, 2023

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Cindy Inacio (Child and Family Therapist) and Mikaela Zilz (Intake Worker)
Zoom Meeting

Take Action Group

This 9 week parent child group supports children (8- 14 years) in learning strategies and coping skills to manage anxiety in their lives.

The goal of this group is for children to create an ACTION plan for anxiety. ACTION stands for Aware, Calm, Think, Into action, Options and Never stop taking action. Participants will be provided with a workbook and will engage in play, art and creative activities.

Parents and caregivers will engage in their own learning through the use of a parent handbook, and group participation. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet as a group to learn how to support their child(ren).

  Thursday | April 20, 2023 – June 15, 2023

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Davina Mukinav (Child and Family Therapist) and Romina Vitaver (Child and Family Therapist)
402 Bloomington Road, Aurora

Breathe In Breathe Out – Group for Teens (13-17 years)

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of present-moment reality. It wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week, evidence-based program that will empower youth to take control of their well-being, increase their confidence and live a fuller life. At the conclusion of this program, youth will be able to learn, practice and share strategies that can reduce stress and improve their mental health and overall well being.

  Please check back soon for upcoming dates

} 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Group Facilitators: TBD
Zoom Meeting

Under the Iceberg

Program for families with lived experience of separation and divorce.

Under the Iceberg is an evidence informed program for families (children 8- 12 years)  with lived experience of separation or divorce. Parent and child groups will run simultaneously for 7 weeks. Separate groups allow the opportunity for content to be delivered in an age and stage appropriate manner. The format will include direct teaching time, interactive activities, and opportunities for participants to reflect on their experience and learn new skills and strategies.

By the end of the group, children will be able to:

  • Better identify, name, and understand their emotions
  • Recognize unique and common features of their family experience
  • Express themselves and share their stories in creative ways
  • Learn healthy coping strategies

Parents will:

  • Gain clarity surrounding the goal of co-parenting in this new season and learn skills to establish new healthy patterns
  • Identify the spectrum of emotions related to the changes that separation/divorce can bring to a family
  • Learn about the role of their own emotions and triggers in co-parenting
  • Learn about the impact of their emotions and behaviours on a child’s experience
  • Identify and reflect on hurdles to effective co-parenting and skills to manage them

  Tuesday | April 18, 2023 – May 30, 2023

} 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Fiona Jack, Laurie Blow, Victoria Medeiros, Alyssa Fallone
402 Bloomington Road, Aurora

How do I access the service?

Our group programs listed above are offered to residents of York Region. To express your interest in a group program or if you have any questions, please call our Intake Department at 905-503-9560, prompt 3.
Skip to content