CMHA offers support groups in which people share their personal experiences in dealing with situations that have altered their life in some way. We believe that the best support groups foster peer leadership while providing information from experienced professionals who demonstrate empathy and an understanding of the challenges group members face.
Currently we have two drop-in groups. There is no fee for attending these groups which meet multiple times a month.You can see the dates of the next 10 meetings on the pages for each group.
Many parents and caregivers may be concerned about the well-being of a person with a mental health concern (including addictions). They may have a difficult time coping and feel isolated and even fearful. With the support of trained peers with lived experience and compassionate CMHA staff, parents and caregivers will learn how to best take care of themselves, ask for help when necessary and develop skills and wellness tools.
Caregiver Connections is a safe place to gather together for shared stories, networking, education, resources, and support.
See http://reddeer.cmha.ca/programs-services/caregiver-connections/ for more information. We are now able to open attendance up to anyone caring for a person with mental health concerns (including addiction) regardless of the age of the individual you are caring for.
Currently this group meets on Tuesday evening, except for the 5th Tuesday of the month, from 5:45-7:30 PM, stat holidays and during Christmas week. In 2018 we took August off and will restart September 4.
Friendship Circle Peer Support
Friendship Circle provides opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships, participate in community life, and enhance leadership and mentoring abilities. You can expect to improve your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health; create a sense of inclusion and belonging; counteract the effects of stress and become more resilient. In Friendship Circle we nurture healthy habits through creativity and fun. Together we build self-awareness, acceptance, gratitude, positive self-regard and unity; and outreach for stigma busting and transformation. We encourage you to call us before dropping in for the first time. For more information see: https://reddeer.cmha.ca/programs-services/friendship-circle/
Currently this group meets on Wednesday afternoon, from 3-4:30 , except for stat holidays and during Christmas week.
CMHA support groups meet downtown at the CMHA Learning Annex, 4911 51 Street, Suite 404.
Need more info? Call us at 403-342-2266 or send us an email.