One of our most popular free eight week courses, Art of Friendship is a fun and interesting way to learn how to develop new friendships and improve relationships at work, in school, and as we go about our daily lives. […]Continue readingArt of Friendship
Our free public education courses are now listed at www.recoverycollegecentralalberta.ca. You can register online or call us at 403-342-2266.
Currently, all CMHA education is offered on-line through our Recovery College
- Please visit the calendar at https://recoverycollegecentralalberta.ca/events.
- Click on the session you are intrested in and register
- You will get an email with the Zoom code for your program.
Normally, CMHA educational programs take place during daytime and evening hours. Some programming occurs on the weekend. CMHA education is usually delivered at our Learning Centre, 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.
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. Registration Attendance is limited to 30 participants. You can register online or by phone. CMHA […]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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Friendship Circle provides opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships, participate in community life, and enhance leadership and mentoring abilities. People who have not participated in other CMHA education, might want to give us a call before attending Friendship Circle for the first time. Each session has a topic, recovery focused sharing, and either an […]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
Looking Forward 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 readingLooking Forward
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. Small Talk is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies. […]Continue readingSmall Talk
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