Are you supporting a loved one with a mental health or substance use challenge? We are piloting this course for a second time before we launch Discovery College in January. We know you may be busy, so we designed a streamlined course that discusses key topics for families, friends and parents who are supporting someone with a mental health or substance use challenge. Topics include maintaining your own wellness, moving from fixing to supporting and strengthening our relationships through boundaries, awareness and reflection.
Finding Your Balance is a 3-session course that will run from 6-8pm on Wednesday October 16, 23 and 30 at Foundry Kelowna. Participants must be available for all 3 sessions.
For more detailed information, here is the course syllabus:
Finding Your Balance Outline:
We acknowledge that the CMHA Kelowna, its staff and participants, are guests on the unceded traditional territory of the Syilx peoples.
CMHA Discovery College Core Principles:
Inclusion and Diversity | Accessibility | Empowerment | Connection
100 – 1815 Kirschner Road
|Course Time:||6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Course Dates:||October 16th, 23rd and 30th 2019||Phone Number||236-420-2804|
|Co-Facilitator:||Melody Brewer||Co-Facilitator:||Shelley Cameron|
Target Audience: Parents, friends or families supporting a loved one with a mental health and/or substance use challenge.
Course Format: The course duration is 6 hours (2 hour sessions x 3 modules) this course content was co-produced with caregivers and professionals and will be implemented with a person centred/family systems approach.
Course Overview, Objective and Competencies:
Overview: This course discusses topics brought up by the caregiving population such as maintaining your own wellness, moving from fixing to supporting, and strengthening our relationships through boundaries, awareness and reflection.
- Participants will begin to recognize that their journey of self-discovery and wellness is separate from their loved one’s.
- Increase awareness about wellness strategies including self-care, communication, and how to set boundaries.
- Understanding the impacts of moving from fixing to supporting our loved one during their wellness journey.
- Emotional regulation
Your Own Wellness
October 16th, 2019
|In week one of this course, participants will look at family systems, reflect on their own wellness along with various coping strategies that can be used to maintain personal wellness even if their loved one is not doing well.||
Moving from Fixing to Supporting
October 23rd, 2019
|In week two of this course we will discuss how to best support our loved ones in a productive way and learn how to use communication skills to strengthen the relationship.||
Strengthening our Relationships
October 30th, 2019
|The third and final week of the course will focus on creating boundaries, acknowledging strengths, finding hope and self-reflection.||
Foundry Kelowna is located at 100 – 1815 Kirschner Road, there is a parking lot with plenty of spaces, if they are all filled there is additional street parking available on Kirschner Road. https://goo.gl/maps/GEUW8ysC69aLuFs16.
What to bring and what to expect:
Materials required for the course will be supplied by CMHA Discovery College
Discovery College courses are structured as a group course so there will be other participants taking the course with you as well as two facilitators. This course is a blended model which will include presentation, group discussion (drawing on the knowledge in the room) and activities of self-discovery.