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Living with Depression

Started in Santa Barbara in 2018, this group offers a safe and supportive place to share fears and anxiety about the reality of living with depression.  We explore creative ways to move toward our own self-described state of well-being and how we want to feel, reviewing short videos and PowerPoint presentations.   Event held via […]

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Supporting Parents of Teens (SPOT)

SPOT (Support for Parents of Teens, ages 12-25) is a safe space for moms of teens and young adults to connect with other moms/caregivers who might also be struggling in parenting a child with mental health or substance use challenges. This is predominately a Moms group. We listen, support, and gain perspective in what is in our […]

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The Healing Culture Art Workshop / La Cultura Cura Taller de Arte

Mental Wellness Center - Fellowship Level 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA

For those of us who enjoy art in a group setting. No experience is necessary, bring your friends & family, it's open to all ages. Register now! All Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information: gcardenas@mentalwellnesscenter.org Para los que disfrutamos del arte en grupo. No se necesita experiencia y está abierto […]

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Being Highly Sensitive

In 2016 in Santa Barbara, we became curious about the phrase: “Highly Sensitive People”. Since that time, we have explored the works of Dr. Elaine Aron, Dr. Ted Zeff and Dr. Julie Bjelland. We will continue our research into the basics of being highly sensitive, specifically our own individual strengths and the benefits of being […]

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Stronger Together: Bipolar and Depression Support Group

Mental Wellness Center 617 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA

This peer-led support group meets in person at the Mental Wellness Center on Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM. There is no cost to attend. This group is intended for anyone in the community who lives with depression or bipolar disorder. The group covers a wide range of topics, such as coping skills, as well as discussions of the challenges faced […]

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Family Support Group

Mental Wellness Center 617 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA

A support group where family members supporting a loved-one living with a mental health disorder can share their stories, build coping and communication skills, and learn from each other. This group is IN-PERSON at Mental Wellness Center only. Family support group meets via Zoom on Mondays only from 6:00-7:30.

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Be Kind, Be Well, Be YOU!

A new Zoom group formed in June 2020, we are people from all over the state of California, and all over the country, who gather together to share the stories of our week and to prepare for the weekend. In this group, we also share a short, guided meditation that often includes beautiful imagery. Event […]

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Self-Care Group

Mental Wellness Center - Fellowship Level 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA

You are important.. come and practice self-care techniques in a group setting! Lets discover and practice new strategies together. Every Monday 2-3pm. For adults 18+. Call to register or click the link below. Register Now (click here) Download Flyer (click here) Group occurs IN PERSON at Mental Wellness Center.

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Open Music Room

Mental Wellness Center - Fellowship Level 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA

The music room in the fellowship hall will be open for use. Come and practice mindfulness using our musical instruments. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Vicente for more information at (805) 845-3186.

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Super Special People

Since early 2014, we have been sharing our every-day experiences of hearing voices, having visions, seeing auras, communicating with trees and plants, having repetitive thoughts, feeling extreme emotions and fears, and having unusual dreams at night and during the day. We are a fully chartered member of the Hearing Voices Network USA. Event held via […]

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Family Support Group

A support group where family members supporting a loved-one living with a mental health disorder can share their stories, build coping and communication skills, and learn from each other. This group meets via Zoom only. If you prefer in-person attendance, Family Support Group meets in-person at Mental Wellness Center on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. To receive […]

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Grupo de Apoyo para Mamás (SPOT)

Este grupo es un espacio seguro para que las madres de adolescentes y adultos jóvenes se conecten con otras madres que también podrían tener dificultades para criar a un niño con problemas de salud mental o uso de sustancias. La discusión facilitada sobre estrategias de afrontamiento y cuidado personal se incorpora durante nuestro tiempo juntos. […]