About Art of Friendship 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 […]Continue readingArt of Friendship
CMHA educational programs take place during daytime and evening hours. Some programming occurs on the weekend. CMHA education is usually delivered at our Learning Annex, in downtown Red Deer. We are happy to bring CMHA education to other locations, including community centres, faith communities, and workplaces. Contact us for more information!
We deliver education related to recovery, resilience, and hope to individuals with mental illnesses, family members, service providers, and the general community. Education at CMHA includes courses, support groups, and workshops.
Education Focus Areas
- Relationships and Communication
- Mental Health Services and Treatment
- Workplace Mental Health
- Mental Health Recovery and Wellness
Red Deer Lifelong Learning Council learner bursaries are designed to reduce the costs of CMHA education for people in Red Deer, and some of the surrounding communities, with financial barriers who are not able to cover the course fees for education at CMHA.
CMHA Red Deer donations and other funding sources also make it possible to offset some of the costs of educational programming. We never refuse enrollment to people based on an ability to pay.
Call CMHA at 403-342-2266 for more information or email our education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMHA Central Alberta Programs and Services are funded by The Government of Canada, United Way Central Alberta, Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health, the Government of Alberta, Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer, and the City of Red Deer.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Tune-Up is a half-day refresher course developed by LivingWorks Education for participants who have completed ASIST.Continue readingASIST Tune-Up
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.Continue readingASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills 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. The Facilitator Training course is designed to meet the training needs of people facilitating time […]Continue readingFacilitator Training
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. For more information, call our office at (403) 342-2266 or e-mail us at email@example.com.Continue readingFocused Education for Employers and Community Groups
Our Friendship Circle provides opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships, participate in community life, and enhance leadership and mentoring abilities. Graduates of the Art of Friendship course, WRAP, or the Living Well with a Mental Illness course may attend Friendship Circle at any time. People who wish to participate, but have not yet completed one […]Continue readingFriendship Circle
Living Life to the Full 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.Continue readingLiving Life to the Full
Straight Talk is an interactive half-day workshop created for individuals working with youth aged 12 to 18. Straight Talk encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group in presenting strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide.Continue readingStraight Talk
Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored. Tattered Teddies is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention […]Continue readingTattered Teddies
About WRAP WRAP™ is an eight week course that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. Thousands of people, world-wide, have successfully used what they learned during a WRAP course to live happier and more satisfying lives while improving connections to their families, their friends, and their community. Initially designed for people […]Continue readingWRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning)