Community Helpers Program
The Community Helpers Program supports our community's "natural helpers," those good listeners to whom we turn when we experience challenges. These "natural helpers" are offered training to strengthen their support skills, opportunities to learn more about mental health concerns, and gain knowledge of Cochrane's professional helpers for times when referrals are appropriate.
For more information or to register, visit cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide or call 403-851-2250.
Note registration opens May 1, 2019.
Courses and training programs
Inner Leadership: Mindful Practices for Being Centered and Present
The more present and available you can be for yourself, the greater service you can be to others. Dr. David Lertzman combines leadership, wellness and self-development with mindfulness meditation and QiGong practices, which help us to be fully present for others in challenging circumstances. Snacks, lunch and materials included.
|Thu, Part 1: May 9||10am-3pm||HomeStead Apartment Bldg||$30|
|Thu, Part 2: Jun 7|
(prerequisite: Part 1)
|10am-3pm||HomeStead Apartment Bldg||$30|
Mental Health First Aid
Learn crisis first aid skills to interact with adults who experience substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety and trauma-related disorders and psychotic disorders. Registration fee subsidized by Town of Cochrane Community Helpers initiative. Priority spaces for trained Community Helpers. Includes materials, lunch and refreshments.
|Thu-Fri||May 30-31||9am-4:30pm||HomeStead Apartment Bldg||$50|
Community Helpers Training - one day only!
Are you a great listener? Do people turn to you for help? Community Helpers teaches skills for supporting others, including those struggling with addictions, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Participants learn self-care skills and how to make referrals to our community’s professional resources in this free course. Includes materials, lunch and refreshments.
|Fri, May 24||9am-4:30pm||HomeStead Apartment Bldg.||Free|