SAHARA Mens Group Greater Toronto Area

SAHARA Mens Group Greater Toronto Area

SAHARA Men’s Group is a linguistically and culturally appropriate psycho-educational 16-week group program for South Asian men. This group addresses both “violence” behaviour and substance abuse issues simultaneously. In addition, this group works closely with women and children and provides holistic care to the entire family. SAHARA Men’s group facilitators use the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool to determine the risk associated with men for assaulting his partner again in the future.

Topics covered include:

Violence Component (16 Sessions)
What is abuse (two parts)
Myths; Power and Control (two parts)
Cycle of violence; Cycle of control
Anger management (four parts)
Effects of violence on children (two parts)
Healthy sexuality
Effective and non abusive communication skills
New man

Alcohol Component (16 Sessions)
What is alcohol?
Definition of an alcoholic
Warning Signs
Nature of addictive disease
Drinking Chart
Defence mechanisms
Progression and recovery
Stages of Change (two parts)
Drinking and driving (two parts)
Relapse Prevention (two parts)
Saying “No”; Life after addiction (two parts)

By Baldev Mutta
of Punjabi Community Health Services PCHS


For more information to get services in Brampton and Malton.

PCHS Head Office
11730 Airport Rd. Brampton,  ON
L6R 0C7
Phone: 905-790-0808

Malton Office
2829 Derry Road East
Mississauga, ON, L4T 1A5
Phone: 905-677-0889

Thank you Mr. Baldev Mutta and his team to make these videos available to our community. Please keep up the great work, it is needed by our families.

Other Video Series in the following topics in Punjabi language

  1. What Is Addiction In Punjabi
  2. Understanding And Having A Better Marriage
  3. Family Matters
  4. Risky Behaviour
  5. What Is Frustration
  6. Underlying Causes Of Behaviour
  7. Changing Behaviour
  8. Mental Health
  9. Forgiveness 
Dates All year
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and upPrimarily South Asian men
Application Self referral or professional, agency referral
Fees None – Free
Languages English ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Urdu
Meetings Sat, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Chemical Withdrawal Centre, 135 McLaughlin Rd S, Brampton (S of Queen St W)
Contact Information
Address Chemical Withdrawal Centre
135 McLaughlin Rd S
Brampton, ON L6Y 2C8View Google Map
Intersection McLaughlin Rd, S of Queen St W
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Mailing Address 11730 Airport Rd
Brampton, ON L6R 0C7
Office Phone 905-790-0808
Fax 905-790-0802
Primary Contact Baldev Mutta, Executive Director, Punjabi Community Health Services; Phone: 905-790-0808 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Contact Amandeep Kaur, Facilitator, Punjabi Community Health Services; Phone: 905-677.0889; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Baldev Mutta, Executive Director; Phone: 905-790-0808 ext 222; Email:
Subjects Addictions ; Alcoholism ; Assaulted women ; Education ; Family violence ; Male batterers ; Men ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Self help groups ; South Asian community ; Woman abuse


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