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Sep 1st, 2023
Stronger Communities is a training program for groups and organizations where participants will learn a variety of different strategies and tips for looking after both their own mental health and the mental health of those around them.
Each course is facilitated by two facilitators, at least one of whom has Lived Experience. These courses are ideal for any type of organization or group as they offer specific training for their staff to increase their knowledge on a variety of topics surrounding mental health. Courses have interactive components that will allow participants the opportunity to share their own experiences and offer insight into the information shared.
Good case management often requires connecting our clients with other resources and service providers. Completing a comprehensive needs assessment with your client helps you to connect them with the best possible referrals. Where resource scarcity occurs, asking the right questions can help you and your clients identify interim resources and options for coping.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to uncertainty during challenging times. However, too much anxiety can take a toll on our daily lives and overall well-being. In this course, you will learn a variety of tools to recognize and react to important warning signs and confront your discomfort in a positive and healthy way.
Life can take a toll on our stress levels, our moods, our sense of control, our sense of the future, and our confidence. The best antidote to these impacts is self-compassion. This 1-hour interactive course will help you rediscover self-compassion and provide some tools to build this skill.
What’s more important, thinking or feeling? Both! How we think and what we think can often make us feel better or worse. This one-hour workshop will help you learn about yourself and how your thoughts can affect how you feel and act. We will explore ways you can use your thoughts to help you deal with challenges and skills you can implement to help keep you grounded during these uncertain times.
Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress in our ever-changing world. This 1-hour workshop will look at how our minds and bodies react to stress, and explore way to manage and cope with stress, as well as how to establish balance in these uncertain times.
Many people are feeling very tired and fatigued right now. This one-hour interactive workshop will explore sleep and fatigue and why we may be feeling so tired lately.
“Time heals all wounds” is an often-used, well-intentioned statement that can have a negative impact on someone experiencing a loss. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning about loss and the grieving process, and about how to move beyond empty platitudes towards meaningful ways to acknowledge and support a person in their grief journey.
Handling Challenging Calls examines barriers that can come up when communicating with clients by phone or text and suggests strategies that can help us overcome these barriers.
Identify strategies that can be used to communicate effectively with callers who:
Clients who feel hopeless or helpless can challenge even the most skilled helpers. Hope Building 101 is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the importance of hope in working with clients, and how to use solution-focused techniques to gently challenge hopeless and helpless.
How to be a Good Listener is for anyone who is interested in learning about the value of having effective listening skills, some of the attributes that make someone a good listener, and active listening skills that can be used to listen to understand, instead of listening to respond.
Mental Health Allyship is for anyone who is interested in learning about how to improve their allyship skills around mental health through examining stigma as it relates to mental health problems, by looking at the distinction and overlap between mental health and mental illness, and by learning about the recovery-oriented approach.
This workshop is a brief orientation into what stigma looks like from various perspectives, the impacts of stigma on those with mental illness, and how participants can support the de-stigmatization of mental illness and move towards a recovery oriented mindset to support those they know who are experiencing mental illness.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about what it means to be in crisis, and how to best assist an individual who is actively in crisis. This presentation will provide a basic definition of crisis, will examine various responses individuals may have to crisis events, and will look at the Roberts’ Seven Stage Crisis Intervention Model as a framework to assist an individual in crisis. In addition, information will be shared about Edmonton-based crisis resources.
This workshop orients participants to the difference between mental health and mental illness and presents a number of different mental illness diagnoses and their attributes. A focus on recovery and all of the ways in which a person may go about recovery is discussed.
Boundaries are so important. They keep you safe and let others know what’s OK and what’s not. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of establishing, protecting and respecting boundaries.
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Note: Discounted rates are available for multiple bookings. Please contact us for more information about special rates.
For more information or questions regarding Stronger Communities, please contact us at [email protected]