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Education and Training

CMHA educational programs take place at various community locations during daytime and evening hours. Some programming occurs on the weekend.

Call CMHA at 403-342-2266 for more information and to register

Art of Friendship

Art of Friendship is an eight-week course that teaches individuals the skills needed to develop and maintain healthy friendships. The course also teaches how to create positive social connections with co-workers, employers, family members, and friends. 

Both Daytime and Evening Courses are offered.

Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training is a two day course that trains individuals to facilitate support and education groups. Participants include individuals from not-for-profit organizations, government employees, organizations supporting individuals with disabilities, self-help/peer groups, and others.

For more information please call CMHA at 403-342-2266. You can download the PDF registration form for the June and October Courses here: CMHA Facilitator Training June 8 & 9 and Oct 12 & 13 2017.

Focused Education for Employers and Community Groups

Based on requests from employers and community groups, educational sessions can be tailor-made to meet corresponding needs. Fees are dependent on the length of the presentation and other factors.

Living Life to the Full


Living Life to the Full is a 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.

Mental Health Matters for Service Providers

CMHA provides critical training for community delivery staff to remain up-to-date on best practices in service delivery. In the past, this training has included: organizing a conference on Housing First Practices, Using a Model of Hope, and sessions on Recovery and Resilience.

Suicide Intervention and Prevention Programs

Working with the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP), CMHA Central Alberta Region educates people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. CMHA and CSP teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide.

For more information, or to register, email us at or call CMHA at 403-342-2266.

Videos From our Courses

We often show videos during our CMHA Education programs, events and courses. Here are some of them.

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning)

We are pleased to be able to offer WRAP™ (Wellness Recovery Action Planning to our menu of recovery based education. Our expectation is that this course, which is being taught world-wide, will be popular with many Central Albertans.