In January 2020, CMHA Swan Valley Branch implemented a new Learning Centre, based on a Recovery College model, at our offices in both Swan River and Dauphin. The HOPE Learning Centre (Helping Others through Peer Education), is a service available to the community in general and offers courses that touch on a variety of subjects relating to personal recovery, mental health, and well-being. These courses are offered both in-person in a classroom, as well as virtually online. Please visit our EVENTS page for courses that are currently available and how to register. You may also fill out and submit the form below to be added to an e-mail list that will notify you of upcoming programs and courses.
HOPE Learning Centre FAQ’s:
- Who can participate in a course or program offered by the HOPE Learning Centre?
Anyone age 18 and older can attend/participate. Individuals aged 14-17 may also participate with the provision of consent by a parent or legal guardian.
- Is there a cost to attend the courses?
Most of the courses we offer are provided at no cost. A few of the longer courses we provide, such as Anger Management and Living Life to the Full, are offered at a reasonable fee which covers the cost of required materials.
- Where are the courses held?
Courses are available at our physical locations in Swan River and Dauphin. We also have many of our courses offered in a modified format through the Zoom teleconferencing platform and are available to any Canadian resident with access to a computer and the internet. Courses may also be offered at other locations as requested through our “Travelling Campus” program.
- How do I sign up for a course?
Current course offerings can be found on our EVENTS page. Each course description page will have an online registration form that can be submitted once filled out. A confirmation e-mail with a link to join the course by Zoom will be sent once you are registered.
- Are the courses taught by mental health professionals?
No. The Recovery College model operates on a peer support framework and all courses are facilitated by peer supporters and self-help workers with lived experience. In addition, all course content and design have been co-developed by individuals with lived experience collaborating with mental health professionals.
- How can I find out more about the HOPE Learning Centre and what it offers?
Call 204-614-8544 if you have further questions or would like to learn more about the HOPE Learning Centre.
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