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Our Services

CMHA Alberta Northeast Region offers a comprehensive range of mental health services to support the local community.All workshops have a sliding scale available for fees. For more information, please contact Carolyn DeGrace the CMHA Mental Wellness Program Coordinator at (780) 743-1053 or wellness@woodbuffalo.cmha.ab.ca

Anger Management for Adults

This workshop is designed to help participants develop constructive coping and communication skills to benefit themselves both individually and in their interactions with others. Even if you are not angry in a situation, the anger of others can be contagious.

 

Anger Management for Teens

This is a four session program for teens dealing with their anger or the anger of others. Teens gain a better understanding of how and why they respond to anger triggers the way they do; they learn how to change their negative responses and replace them with positive ones.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Suicide affects us all. More than 3500 Canadians kill themselves each year, and Alberta has the highest among the highest suicide rates across Canada. Anyone can be at risk, but suicide can be prevented through the actions of prepared caregivers.

Just as ‘CPR’ skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day interactive and practice dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to prevent immediate risk of suicide.

This program is facilitated by the Centre for Suicide Prevention.

Cost $250

Next Training Dates: please contact Carolyn DeGrace at wellness@woodbuffalo.cmha.ab.ca or 780-743-1053

Basic and Advanced Facilitation

An effective facilitator helps increase participation, build commitment to action, enable groups to focus and work together creatively, handle difficult situations, reach conclusions and get concrete results. Participants will learn all these skills at the Basic Facilitator Skills training. Advanced Facilitator training is also offered for those who wish to further develop their facilitation skills.

Community Presentations

Facilitated by our Mental Wellness Program Coordinator (MWPC) at the Wood Buffalo Wellness Society (WBWS) on mental health topics such as mental health, wellness and stigma. These presentations are a part of the life skills program offered for the WBWS’s clients.

Empowering Teens

This is a four week course for teenagers (ages12 to 17) where we will explore with the group, issues and concerns surrounding self esteem and self confidence. Teenagers will learn techniques to help them be successful and achieve the best they can. Teenagers will gain a valuable insight into self appreciation , self talk and self belief.

Empowering Women

Self-esteem, or lack of it, has significant impacts on our work, personal lives, and relationships with our self and others. Building Women’s Self-Esteem is a four week course designed to help women learn what self-esteem is, identify their current level of self-esteem, improve self-esteem and learn to reach beyond their current comfort zone to accomplish new things.
Videos, worksheets and group discussions play an important role in this workshop.

Friends for Life Program

The Friends for Life program aims to reduce the incidence of anxiety and depression, emotional distress and impairment in social functioning by teaching children how to cope with and manage anxiety now and later in life. FRIENDS build resiliency skills and increases mental health literacy and awareness of anxiety prevention strategies for children, parents and educators. This program is being offered in partnership with the Fort McMurray Public School District and it is available to all grades 4-6 students in the Public Elementary Schools.

Fun Friends Program

Fun Friends is a program that smooths children’s transition into school and improves their confidence. The program helps develop emotional and social skills necessary to excel during their school years. Fun Friends is based on the Friends For Life program and the only one of its kind endorsed by the World Health Organization as an effective treatment of anxiety and depression in children and youth. Fun friends is a 12 week program for grades 1-3 and is being offered in partnership with the Fort McMurray Public School District.

Living Life to the Full

This enjoyable, interactive course introduces the principles of Five Areas Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and will help you understand your feelings and what to do about them. In four, enjoyable sessions -one per week- this course helps people to make a difference to their lives. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a booklet. Participants are taught how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried, or hopeless, and learn skills that help them tackle life’s problems.