Local resources. Inspiring stories. Practical advice.
Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Grey-Bruce community geared at helping people who are facing adversity.
Scroll below to download your free copy and to find local resources.
This project is made possible by the generous support of the following local businesses
For appointments, visit www.dgibsontherapy.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiarton Fitness Centre is a full service, co-ed fitness facility located on the main street of Wiarton, Ontario. We offer personal training, fitness classes, yoga, tabata, spin, cardio equipment, and a weight/studio room. We offer monthly and weekly no commitment memberships as well as full day passes. Contact us today!
580 Berford Street, Wiarton Ont, N0H 2T0
mutable ARTS dance and aerial arts studio
Give your child the gift of movement! Our comprehensive dance and aerial arts program will have them dancing on the ground and in the air! We are located in Meaford and offer both school-year classes and summer day camps! Check out www.mutablearts.ca or email email@example.com for more info.
The Simple Life Naturopathic is a boutique clinic space in Kincardine, Ontario that aims to simplify stress, relieve pain and boost mental-emotional health. Dr. Lesley takes a back-to-basics approach to health care and digs to find the root-cause of any dis-ease.
At Talk & Play we specialize in working with Children, Teens, Couples, Parents and Families, supporting Emotional, Behavioural, Relational, Cognitive & Developmental Disorders. Give us a call at 226-230-3433 for a free consultation, or visit talkandplay.ca.
You are worth it, and it is possible!
Breathe Deep, and Believe!
We hold beginner’s meditation classes and special events, completely non-denominational and open to all levels of experience. See website for details.
Offering therapeutic and relaxation massage sessions for the whole family. Promotes improved circulation, pain relief, stress relief and so much more. I’m also a VoxxLife Independent Associate – offering wearable neurotech products that help your whole body work at its best.
467 10th St. Hanover, ON. Unit #105 (Mon, Wed and Fri)
90 1st Ave S, Chesley at Rowntree Health and Wellness Spa (Thurs)
Massage website | VoxxLife website
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Community resources in the Grey-Bruce area
One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.
Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Grey-Bruce area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.
Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.
24/7 Mental health crisis line of Grey-Bruce
Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce
The Grey Bruce We C.A.R.E. Project
(mental health resources and support for youth)
Mental Health & Addiction Services in Grey Bruce
Mental Health & Addiction Services offered through Grey Bruce Health Services
Community Mental Health Teams
(based in Markdale, Owen Sound, Wiarton, Hanover and Southampton, with a satellite office in Kincardine and outreach to Chesley, Walkerton, Durham and Meaford)
Local therapists and counsellors
Local anxiety therapists and counsellors
Local depression therapists and counsellors
Mental Health Resource Library
Community Network Support Team
1101 2nd Avenue East, Suite 205, Owen Sound
Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce
Canadian Cancer Society
Bluewater Community Office – Owen Sound
1051 2nd Ave E, Unit 219
519-376-6011 ~ 1-800-430-6228
Find a local physiotherapist
Find a local chiropractor
Find a local massage therapist
Home & Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
Active Lifestyles Centre – Grey-Bruce
Seniors Services – Owen Sound
Grey Bruce Health Services
Public Health Grey Bruce
Families and individuals
Bruce Grey Child & Family Services
Grief and bereavement support programs
(Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce)
Local grief counsellors and therapists
Local relationship counsellors and therapists
Local divorce counsellors and therapists
United Way Bruce Grey front line programs
Children’s Services – Grey County
Children’s Services – Bruce County
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce
Emergency support and shelters
The Women’s Centre Grey and Bruce
Crisis helpline: 1-519-371-1600 ~ 1-800-265-3722
(serving Bruce and Grey)
24-hour sexual assault services: 1-866-578-5566
Support line: 519.396.9655
Food banks in Grey and Bruce
Housing support and emergency shelters
Employment and financial
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce – Employment Services
Local career guidance counsellors
Bruce County employment services
Credit Counselling Society
Financial literacy and budgeting resources
(United Way Bruce Grey)
Newcomer Information Bruce Grey
Bruce Grey United for Newcomers
(local resources and integration toolkit)
Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:
Volunteer opportunities in Bruce and Grey Counties
Blood donor clinics
(search your nearest town for clinics close to you)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce