The free six week Self-Compassion Study Group combines work you do independently with the opportunity to meet with others to discuss and learn about self-compassion in a friendly and supportive environment. […]Continue readingSelf-Compassion Study Group
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
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. Currently, we are able to offer our Art of Friendship, WRAP, and Living Life to the Full courses as well as our support groups free of charge.
CMHA courses are open to the community-at-large. We have found that some people have a better learning experience when CMHA staff can talk to them about their expectations and specific needs. We can help people choose the right course, make recommendations, and answer questions. You can call us at 403-342-2266.
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.
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 strategies through stories and case studies. […]Continue readingTattered Teddies
In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental illness. Mental health concerns affect people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. It indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, a friend, a colleague, or personal experience. Enhancing the potential of people with a mental health concern […]Continue readingThe CMHA Mental Health and Wellness Education Program
WRAP™ is an eight week free 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. […]Continue readingWRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning)