Attendance is limited to 8-12 participants.You can register online or by phone. There is no fee for this eight week course.
Although 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.
- To register by phone, please call our office at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff.
- To register now online, click on the coloured link below for the course you wish to take.
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 of life by learning and practicing the skills needed to develop and keep healthy friendships through peer support and a focus on recovery.
“Empty-nesters”, older people entering retirement, and people new to Red Deer also report that this course has helped them improve their social lives.
Session 1: Orientation to “Art of Friendship”
Session 2: Understanding Human Behaviour and Basic Needs
Session 3: Responsibility and Commitment
Session 4: Values and Integrity
Session 5: Boundaries
Session 6: Self-Disclosure and Trust
Session 7: Communications and Resolving Conflict
Session 8: Intimacy and Group Closure