Discovery College is for everyone and anyone. Our courses are developed and delivered by topic experts and experts by experience, so those attending can be empowered to discover what is possible for them.
Here are a few of the courses we have been piloting as we get ready to launch Discovery College in January 2020.
|Finding Your Balance was created and delivered in partnership with Foundry Kelowna. This course is for family, friends, and parents who are supporting a loved one with a mental health and/or substance use challenge.
The course was facilitated over three Wednesday evenings in July and August. It provided information and strategies for parents, families and friends to maintain their own wellness; to move from fixing to supporting; and to strengthen relationships through boundaries, awareness and reflection.
Nine people participated. One participant said, “I found the content to be very helpful and the course gave great insight and learning opportunities. I will continue to look through it after the course to remind myself and to continue to improve and work on communication skills.”
This is our second pilot for this course which is running through to October 30.
|Building Healthy Boundaries was created and delivered in partnership with Interior Health Cedar Sage Health and Wellness Centre and was open to anyone.
The course was facilitated over four Wednesday mornings in August and September. It helped students identify and evaluate their own personal boundaries; learn boundary setting techniques; and practice them in a safe and supportive setting.
Seven people participated in this course. One participant said, “This course would be helpful for anyone dealing with assertiveness. It has helped me deal with some personal issues lately. Thanks for a better insight on this topic.” Another said, “This has been helpful in ways that I believe will continue to develop. Thanks!”
|Wellness Fitness was co-created with the CMHA Kelowna Wellness Team and was open to participants of the Wellness Development Centre at CMHA Kelowna.
The pilot was a six session activity/education based drop-in group course (1 hour sessions x 6 weeks) that ran on Tuesdays in July and August. Students learned and experienced how physical activity can improve their mental health and participate in a variety of fitness activities including walking, resistance training, circuit training and strength training.
14 people participated in the courses. One person said, “It’s a very good start to introduce physical fitness to people who want to make a change in their lives”.
The second pilot for this course ran Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am September 11th to October 15th.