Thanks to the support of the Government of Alberta and Ministry of Children’s Services, CMHA Wood Buffalo has developed a Peer to Peer Family Support Program. Caregiver Connection provides peer support services to parents and caregivers of individuals with a mental health and/or addiction concerns. We achieve this by providing compassionate support from a care-giving peer who has “been there”. Information and resources are shared to assist caregivers in achieving wellness for themselves in their journey of supporting others.
Caregivers are not just family members, they are individuals who are actively involved with the care of a child, youth, adult or senior. Perhaps you are a caregiver who sometimes feels confused, frustrated, scared or even guilty? Maybe you are in need of community supports or coping skills? This course is designed for those needing useful tools and strategies for supporting yourself in your role. Most importantly, it has been designed to help individuals develop action plans to help maintain relationships within the family and implementing self-care strategies.
Register for Empowering Helpers Online Class Thursdays at 10:00 AM.
Peer to Peer Support Available
CMHA Wood Buffalo also offers Peer to Peer Support through the Recovery College Wood Buffalo. Due to Covid-19, face to face meetings are not available at this time. Please contact email@example.com or 780-743-1053 during Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM if you would like to set up an online or phone meeting, to discuss any challenges you may be experiencing.
Please note, we are not a mental health crisis phone line. The Mental Health Distress Line is available 24/7 at 780-482-4357 (HELP)
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.