CMHA Central is excited to offer a 2 month pilot featuring the following courses:
FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH
These courses provide information on specific mental health problems, as well as skills and strategies for coping with them.
This 5 session, 1 hour per session course covers anxiety and anxiety disorders including symptoms, risk factors, complications, common disorders and treatment options and coping skills to manage anxiety.
This 4 session, 1 hour per session course covers major depressive disorder including signs and symptoms, impacts on your body, mind and relationships as well as teaches strategies and coping skills to live well with depression.
BUILDING MY BEST LIFE
These courses focus on improving mental health by teaching stress management, improving self-esteem and promoting healthy relationships.
Building Blocks for Managing Stress
This 2 session, 1 hour per session course begins by exploring the causes and how the body responds to stress as well as including relaxation techniques. Day 2 focuses on offering solutions to the problem of stress by teaching useful coping strategies.
FINDING MY VOICE
These courses focus on the development of a healthy identity, confidence, communication skills, and an ability to identify and remove barriers to self-expression.
This 2 session, 1 hour per session course promotes awareness of the self-stigmatizing nature of being diagnosed with a mental illness or suffering from an addiction. This course offers suggestions on coping with self-stigma and discusses ways of combating stigma in the wider society. This course is heavily discussion-focused and will rely on experiences and
input from participants.
Telling Your Story
This 3 session, 1 hour per session course discusses the writing process and telling one’s own story of mental illness or addiction. Day 1 focuses on creative expression, storytelling and relating it to the recovery process. Day 2 features a speaker who will share their own personal story for the sake of motivation and connection. Day 3 focuses on public speaking for those who choose to tell their own stories to an audience.