CMHA Swan Valley Branch has recently implemented a Recovery College model-based Learning Centre in Swan River and Dauphin. The HOPE Learning Centre (Helping Others through Peer Education), is open to the community in general and offers courses that touch on different subjects relating to personal recovery and well-being. Currently, courses are being offered to the community out of our Regional Head Office in Swan River as well as the ECHO Housing III Complex in Dauphin. The first course offered as part of our official launch in November 2019 was Well-Being 101 (a 3-session course) and will be offered again sometime in the new year. Another 3 session course, Insights into Depression was held in January 2020 and participation from the community was encouraging. Two more courses (Conquering Negative Thought Patterns and Exploring Self-Esteem), will be offered in February and March. Some topics for future course offerings include;
- Communication Building Blocks
- Care for the Caregiver
- Healthy Sleep Habits
- Insights into Anxiety
- Understanding Psychosis
- Understanding and Dealing with Grief
Generally, courses run anywhere from 2 to 4 sessions depending on the course material and curriculum and will be offered at no cost to the public. Most sessions will be about 1½ – 2 hours in length.
Call our main office at 204-734-2734 if you would like to know more about the HOPE Learning Centre and how you can enroll to take courses of your choosing, or visit our Events Page for a list of upcoming courses.