Our courses offer more structured learning experiences than many group programs. They’re designed with input from qualified and experienced educators AND people with lived experience. Each course has clear learning outcomes and activities to explore and build knowledge. Peer Support is at the heart of everything we do, and we believe everyone in the room has valuable insight to share. We see everyone as a teacher and a learner at the same time, including our facilitators.
Nothing! All courses are free, but you must register before attending.
All of our courses are open to everyone at all levels and at all stages of recovery. All we require is an open mind, a willingness to participate and be respectful of the other learners in the room.
CMHA Central Alberta offers drop-in peer support groups to support wellness and recovery of individuals with mental health concerns and caregivers, They don’t require registration, and are free of charge. To learn more, visit: Support Groups. See below for other CMHA programs and services.
Our courses are friendly, informative, engaging and enjoyable to help learners on their recovery journey. Two trained facilitators run each course, one who has personal experience of recovery and will share their experience as part of the course.
The majority of courses are held at CMHA Central Alberta’s Learning Annex in downtown Red Deer, but we will also have classes in other community venues. Locations for each course can be found in the course summary.
Anyone aged 16+ affected by mental health or substance use issues who wants to explore their recovery journey and their own wellness. Anyone who is supporting a family or friend with a mental illness or substance use issue, as well as people working in the mental health field are welcome to attend. No referral is needed.
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.