Good mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about or looking to build your own overall health, our workshops and training can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself, family, colleagues, and community.
Currently, we offer:
Bounce Back® Adults and Youth
Feeling overwhelmed, tired or like you’re in a rut? Are you more worried than usual or find yourself feeling angry more easily? The FREE Bounce Back® course may be able to help.
Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help individuals (aged 15+) overcome symptoms of mild to moderate depression or anxiety, and improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused phone-based coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12. Through a series of 6 to 14 weekly coaching sessions, along with exercises and workbooks, trained coaches empower parents and/or caregivers to learn effective skills and techniques that support social skills and cooperation in their child.
Living Life To The Full
Want to know how to feel better, right now? This enjoyable, interactive course will introduce you to the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy and will help you understand your feelings and what to do about them.
In eight, enjoyable 90-minute sessions – one per week – this course will help you make a difference in your life. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a booklet. You will learn how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried, or hopeless, and learn skills that help you tackle life’s problems.
Suicide Prevention (Community Gatekeeper Training)
Each year over 500 British Columbians die by suicide. On average one person dies by suicide every three days on Vancouver Island. Although suicide is a leading cause of death for youth aged 15-24 years old, the impact of suicide is actually greater among older people. Men are three times more likely to die by suicide although women attempt suicide more often. Community Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training is designed to provide participants with skills to help people who are at risk of suicide safe. Two levels of training are available: safeTALK (1/2 day) and ASIST (2 days).
Understanding Addiction is a unique online training program for those who work directly or indirectly with people who face challenges with addiction.
This course was developed to improve access to services by helping a wide range of employees and volunteers build the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to better support and provide services to people living with an addiction.