October 4, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
the CMHA Learning Annex at First Red Deer Place (ATB Building)
4911 - 51 Street, Suite 400
Art of Friendship is an eight-week Canadian Mental Health Association course. Meet new friends. Learn new skills. Make new community connections. Build self-confidence. Reduce loneliness and laugh more. Topics will include tolerance, healthy boundaries, values, trust, responsibility and commitment. It is particularly helpful for people who want to improve their quality of life by learning and practicing the skills needed to develop and keep healthy friendships through peer support and a focus on recovery.
. The course is designed for people who feel lonely or isolated and who want to improve their quality of life. The course also teaches how to create positive social connections with co-workers, employers, family members, and friends.
Art of Friendship is particularly helpful to people who have lost friends or have had trouble making friends because their experience with mental illness or other disabling conditions has affected their confidence level and self-esteem.
“Empty-nesters”, older people entering retirement, and people new to Red Deer also report that this course has helped them improve their social lives.
Please call us at 403-342-2266 for more information. We generally meet with people as part of the enrollment process to assure that this is the right course for you and to answer any questions you might have. Additional course information can be found at https://reddeer.cmha.ca/programs-services/art-of-friendship/ .
We charge a $25 materials fee per person but provide a minimum $5 per course fee for individuals with income barriers.
CMHA Red Deer donations and other funding sources make it possible to offset some of the costs for educational programming for people with limited incomes. We never refuse enrollment to people based on an ability to pay for the course and we will work with you to make the course affordable.
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