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.
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.
CMHA Edmonton offers several drop-in classes to support wellness and recovery, which don’t require registration, and are free of charge. To learn more, visit: Peer Support Services.
The majority of courses are held at CMHA Edmonton’s offices at Transition Place, but we will also have classes in community venues across Edmonton. 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.