About Us2019-07-03T16:42:58-06:00

Welcome to Recovery College!

Where real people with real experiences share what works

Using an educational-based approach, Recovery College offers courses to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey. All our courses are co-developed and co-delivered in partnership with people who have their own personal experience of a mental health or addiction concern or are supporting a loved one.

Everyone – family, friends, caregivers, professionals and the general public – are welcome to attend our free courses on recovery and well-being. No previous experience or education level is required.

Our Recovery College courses are interactive and create positive learning experiences, emphasizing connection, hope and belonging. An emphasis is placed on an individual’s talents and strengths. Our courses inspire optimism, encourage students to consider future opportunities, and move people towards personal empowerment. Recovery is a journey, not a destination.

If you have any questions, contact us at 403-329-4775 or [email protected]. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Who can attend Recovery College course?2019-06-20T20:19:03-06:00

Anyone aged 16+ affected by mental health or addiction who want to explore the recovery journey and their own wellness. Those who are supporting a family or friend, as well as people working in the mental health field are welcome to attend. No referral is needed.

What happens in a course?2019-06-20T20:18:34-06:00

Our courses are friendly, informative, engaging and enjoyable to help students on their recovery journey. Two trainers co-facilitate each course – one an expert by profession, working in their field of expertise; the other an expert by experience, those who have personal experience who will share their experience as part of the course.

Where will courses be held?2019-07-02T22:22:31-06:00

The majority of courses are held at CMHA Lethbridge’s Learning Centre, but we will also have classes in community venues across Lethbridge. Locations for each course can be found in the course summary.

How much do courses cost?2019-07-03T11:53:27-06:00

Nothing! All courses are free, but you must register before attending.

How is Recovery College different from other mental health support groups/programs?2019-06-20T20:19:37-06:00

Our courses offer more structured learning experiences than a typical group program. They’re designed with input from qualified and experienced educators based on contemporary learning theory. Each course has clear learning outcomes and activities to explore and build knowledge.

What qualifications do I need to have to attend Recovery College?2019-06-20T20:19:57-06:00

None. All of our courses are open to everyone at all levels and at all stages of recovery. All we require is an open mind and a willingness to participate.

Founded in 1918, CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians.
As a nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.
CMHA, Alberta South Region offers programs specifically designed to help provide supports and services to Lethbridge and the surrounding areas.

About CMHA Alberta South Region (ASR):
CMHA, ASR offers programs specifically designed to help provide supports and services to Lethbridge and the surrounding areas.

Mission Statement:
To promote the mental health of all and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

One of the greatest assets that CMHA, ASR has is its flexibility in creating and developing programs and services that meet the specific needs in Lethbridge. As things change and evolve in the city, so does the way in which CMHA, ASR is able to offer supports to a wide array of people.

CMHA, ASR regularly collaborates with other organizations to ensure that people accessing our programs and resources receive the best possible service. Through these partnerships and roles in community discussions CMHA, ASR actively works as a voice in the community to identify and address service gaps for people facing mental illness and addictions.

As the organization constantly changes to meet the ongoing needs of the people we serve, please contact us for more information on current and specific programs and services.

For more info, please visit: https://lethbridge.cmha.ca/programs-services

CMHA Lethbridge Programs

Crisis Services
CMHA, ASR offers supports to those who may be experiencing a crisis due to any reason. Programs work with one another to triage and ensure individuals in crisis receive the best possible service.

Peer Support
CMHA, ASR has various programs that offer social and leisure activities with peers to individuals in the community.

Housing First Services
CMHA, ASR offers supports to those who may be having difficulties finding or maintaining housing as well as persons who are chronically homeless. Programs work with one another to triage and ensure individuals receive the best possible service.

CMHA Lethbridge would like to thank Alberta Health Services.

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