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.
We charge a $25 fee per person but provide a minimum $5 per course fee for individuals with income barriers.
October 4 – November 22, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Wednesdays
Living Life to the Full: 12 hours that can change your life! Want to know how to feel happier, more confident and worry less right now? Would you like to learn new ways of dealing with what life throws at you? Living Life to the Full is an enjoyable and an interactive course that will help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and what to do about them!
This course is designed to help people face and overcome the problems that are bothering them. Living Life to the Full is for people experiencing depression or anxiety and also benefits anyone seeking to worry less and live a happier life, starting now.
The fee for the course is $185.00 with sliding scale subsidies provided to those with income barriers. No learner will be turned away due to inability to pay.
October 12 – November 30, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm, Thursdays
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a self-management and recovery program that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. Thousands of people, world-wide, have successfully used what they learned at an 8-week WRAP™ course to live happier and more satisfying lives while improving connections to their families, their friends, and their community.
The daytime course is open to people who are 18 and over. The weekend course is open to individuals, couples, teenagers accompanied by an adult, and any group of people who consider themselves to be a family.
Fees for the WRAP course are on a sliding scale range from a minimum $10 to a maximum $150 fee for individuals attending WRAP. The sliding fee for families attending together ranges from a $25 minimum to a maximum $195 for the entire family.
October 5 – November 23, 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm, Thursdays
Family Weekend WRAP
October 20, 2017 (Friday) 6:00pm – 9:00pm
October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00am – 4:30pm
October 22, 2017 (Sunday) 9:00am – 3:00pm
The Family Enrichment Program Evening Workshops at Catholic Social Services and Canadian Mental Health Association in Red Deer partner in offering free mini-educational workshops this October on Wednesday evenings, from 6 PM to 8 PM. The workshops focus on family mental health and wellness and are open to all parents or caregivers of children ages 3 to 17.
You can register for each of the individual topics or for the whole series by calling CMHA at 403-342-2266.
October 4, Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers
October 11, Talking to Children About Mental Illness
October 18, Helping Children Under 12 Make Good Decisions
October 25, Risky Behaviour in Youth
Are You Looking for Family Support? Caregiver Connections provides parents and caregivers of children or young adults who have a mental health concern with a free drop-in peer-support group that provides compassionate support, along with specific information and resources.
Caregiver Connection meets:
October 3, from 6-8 PM
October 10, from 10 AM to noon
October 17, from 6-8 PM
October 24, from 10 AM to noon
These CMHA educational workshops and courses will be held at the CMHA Learning Annex.Call us at 403-342-2266 or see the Learning Section of our website for more information about these programs.
CMHA Red Deer donations and other funding sources make it possible to offset some of the costs of educational programming for people with limited incomes. We never refuse enrollment to people based on an ability to pay and we will work with you to make our programs affordable.
The CMHA Learning Annex
First Red Deer Place (ATB Building)
4911 51 Street, Suite 400
Red Deer, AB T4N 6V4