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. Although our Learning Centre is currently closed at our physical locations due to the Covid-19 government public health directives, we are offering a selection of modified online courses through the Zoom conferencing platform. Please visit our events page for courses that are currently available and how to register. You may also send an e-mail to email@example.com to request being added to a 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?
If and when allowed by public health orders, courses will be available at our physical locations in Swan River and Dauphin. Currently, our courses are being 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.
- 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, most of the courses we offer have been co-developed by mental health workers along with individuals with lived experience.
- 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 simply like to learn more about the HOPE Learning Centre.