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Cooking Club

  • Cooking Club aims to promote a healthy diet help individuals further develop their culinary skills, and increase socialization.
  • Clients contribute $2 per week towards grocery costs, and then prepare a nutritious meal together.
  • All participants help with the meal preparation, cooking, serving, and clean up.

Computer Tutoring

  • Clients can sign up for computer tutoring to learn basic computer and internet skills through the use of an HPS computer tutor.
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Friday Social Group

  • Clients meet to discuss current events over a cup of coffee and a snack.
  • More specifically, an HPS peer facilitator reviews the most recent copy of the Hamilton Spectator with group members, and facilitates appropriate discussion.
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Gaming Group

  • Clients get together and play various interactive video games.
  • Gaming Group promotes healthy living through exercise.
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Leisure Group

  • An activity group that allows clients to participate in combined leisure and social activities.
  • Every 3 months, the group plans approximately 12 weeks of activities.
  • Examples of activities include: wood painting, holiday crafts, trivia, board games, and ice cream sundaes.
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Movie Group

  • Clients watch a movie together at HPS.
  • Clients enjoy a break half way through the movie where they are served a snack and juice.
  • At the end of each month, the group creates a list of movies to watch for the upcoming month.
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Ping Pong & Games

  • Clients play a friendly game of ping pong, or a board game at HPS.
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Sweet Donations

  • Clients are given the opportunity to practice baking skills and give back to the community.
  • Every two weeks, the group votes on a dessert to bake. The following week, the group prepares this dessert.
  • Half of the dessert is enjoyed by the group, and the other half is donated to a local charity or shelter.
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Travelling Cup

  • Clients meet at a different café in the downtown core of Hamilton to chat and enjoy a cup of coffee together.
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  • HPS clients join clients from another local mental health agency to play a few friendly games of Volleyball at a nearby recreation centre.
  • At the end of the Volleyball season, all clients are invited to a two-day volleyball tournament.
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Walking Group

Clients get together to chat and enjoy a leisurely stroll around local Hamilton neighbourhoods.


Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a fun event that is held each Thursday that provides clients the opportunity to make a healthy breakfast. This allows clients to learn new recipes and improve their cooking and socialization skills.