Get active, explore nature and reconnect! Mood Walks promotes both physical and mental wellness by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities for people living on the spectrum and their families to connect with nature and their peers. Hiking combines physical activity with: exposure to the natural environment, proven benefits in promoting mental wellness, and recovery from mental illness.
Participating in the Mood Walks program encourages, supports, and motivates people living on the spectrum and their families to be physically active, while experiencing the healing effects of nature. It gives opportunities to spend time with like-minded individuals.
Each session will feature an outdoor component, such as hiking, walking, and exploring nature. A schedule will be provided prior to group start.
This program is a partnership between Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and Autism Ontario.
Participant Age: 14-17
Ratio: 3 participants and 1 staff
Cost: No cost associated
Location: Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Children’s Respite Home, 2037 Embleton Road, Brampton
Sample Session: Thursday, March 9, 2023
First Session Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
Last Session Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Registration closes: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Group Registration Process:
For further information related to the groups registration process, please visit the website link here: https://www.kerrysplace.org/group-services-registration-information/
Cancelled by Kerry’s Place: Kerry’s Place may cancel a program due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, and the activity cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued with no administrative fee charged.
Cancelled by Supported Person/Family: Cancellation must be received at least 7 days before the start of the workshop/training. A full refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be applied when 7 days’ notice is provided. If 7 days’ notice is not provided, a full refund will only be issued if the vacancy can be filled. Refunds will not be issued for a missed day during a training session.