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Secret Handshake Clubhouse Details

Come one come all - you are welcome to our events
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Secret Handshake Poster November 2017

Secret Handshake Poster Feb 25 2018

address -360 College St. unit 301 Just west of Spadina
(please send mail to 60 Homewood Ave Apt 219 Toronto M5T1S6)

Present, Future and Continuing Events:

Saturdays art galleree drop in 2.30 - 6 pm
Showing the art works of members and others

Last Saturday of every month starting in May 2023
gala poetry readings 2 - 5 pm
Doors open at 1:30
You will see Musicians Singers Poets Storytellers Dancers

BTW if you are in need of rehearsal space some evenings are available
unfortunately they can not be on these days:

The Second Monday of every month
Honey Novick facilitates Vois Yoga from 2 - 4 pm
(Just show up and bring a small donation)
Otherwise the Clubhouse Gallery is closed Mondays

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
peer support 1 - 4 pm

(Just walk in and relax - you are welcome)

for more info call phone 416-995-8157

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We understand it because we live it!

Formed in 2004 in response to a void in the after-treatment of patients following a schizophrenia diagnosis, The Secret Handshake is the first and only Peer Support facility in Canada created by and for people with schizophrenia. It is similar to the model of peer support organization Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Secret Handshake recognizes that peers are uniquely equipped to counsel and support others coping with the illness. Members mentor and share recovery techniques and resources. Most important, we build deep friendships based on mutual trust and respect, breaking the cycle of isolation, stigma and ostracism.

Many people coping with schizophrenia do not have the support or skills to reintegrate into the mainstream. Frequently, they are not aware of important services available to them. We help them navigate the system. They can be very isolated, even in a family setting. Members flourish when they meet regularly with people who are living with the schizophrenia experience.

The diagnosis of any mental or physical illness requires treatment and support specific to that illness. This is why there is tremendous value in our Diagnostic Specific model.

Frank O'Hara volunteered to create this website. The website is dedicated to the memory of his sons, Thomas and Andrew, now deceased, both of whom suffered from schizophrenia.

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Here are posters of past events


Secret Handshake Poster January 28 2018

Secret Handshake Poster 2017 December

Secret handshake Gallery Mutual Readings  Nov 2017


The Secret Handshake Gallery Poster Oct 30 2017


Secret Handshake Poster Oct 25 2017


Secret Handshake Poster Sept 27 2017


Secret handshake Gallery Sept 25 2017


Secret Handshake Gallery Poster July 30 2017


Secret Handshake Gallery Poster June 25 2017


Secret handshake Poster August 30 2017


Secret Handshake Gallery August 28 2017


Secret Handshake Poster June 25 2017


Secret Handshake Poster June 28 2017

Secret Handshake Poster May 31 2017

Secret Handshake Poster May 28 2017


Secret Handshake Poster May 24 2017

Secret Handshake Art Poster for Embers of Babel Feb 11 2017 - May 20













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