Programs and Services

The Canadian Mental Health Association offers a variety of different programs and services.

Youth Mental Health Support Worker

This program works to identify the mental health needs of youth. Through support groups, informal gathering and education, youth and those who work with youth now have an additional resource to help them navigate adolescence and understand the realities and impact of mental health for teens and young adults.

Caregiver Connections - Drop In Support Group

Parents and caregivers often have a difficult time coping with a mentally ill child or young adult and often wonder how best to parent and provide support. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is pleased to offer a quality peer-to-peer support program n your community. The program offers compassionate support for a peer, who has "been there" as well as a CMHA staff member. Specific information and resources will be shared which will assist you in your caregiving while maintaining your own mental health. CMHA's drop in peer-to-peer family support groups are for parents and caregivers of children or young adults experiencing a mental health concern. Call 403-504-1811 for dates and times.

Hope and Healing

Losing a loved one to suicide can often leave us feeling confused, angry and alone. This 9-week support group will provide you with an opportunity to explore and share your feelings with others who have also experienced a loss due to suicide. Call 403-504-1811 for dates and times or see the poster below for more information.

"I cannot tell you how nervous, scared... well, I'm not exactly sure what the emotion was... to go to After Suicide Support group. I knew it was time to talk to people that understood what I was going through but was so apprehensive. Grief is difficult enough, but the emotions and issues stemming from a suicide are difficult to even express. Attending this group, connecting with both the facilitators and the other participants completely changed my healing. I recommend this group for anyone who has, unfortunately, been affected by suicide. It provides you with insight and tools to help heal but most of all the personal connections and stories helped me to feel normal again." - Hope & Healing Group Member


Regional Suicide Prevention Program

This program provides the following suicide prevention services throughout southeastern Alberta:


Mental Health Education Program

Part of CMHA Alberta Southeast Region’s mandate includes the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health. One of the ways the Association does this is through education. CMHA provides:


Community Helpers Program

The Community Helpers Program promotes the principles of capacity building. In every community there are people to whom others naturally turn when they need help. These “community helpers” can be anyone associated with youth, including friends, team-mates, coaches, neighbors, teachers, clergy, etc.

The objectives of the Community Helpers Program are to:

Community Helpers are identified through an anonymous survey that is distributed throughout an entire group (for example, a school). The survey asks youth to identify those in the community who they feel they could turn to for help if they had a personal problem. The youth are asked to name two of their peers and two adults. Identified community helpers are offered training to help build their capacity to continue providing support to youth

For more information on this program please call: 403-504-1811 ext 103


Financial Administration Program

The Financial Administration Program helps people learn the skills required to manage personal finances. This includes learning how to develop and stick to a budget. Participants also learn how to reduce debt and pay bills on time. This is done through group learning sessions and/or individual appointments.

Systems Navigation Program

Designed to provide help and advocacy for individuals who are having difficulty accessing the services they need, this program provides information and referral to community resources in southeastern Alberta. 

For more info call 504-1811 ext 101 or email


Whispers of Wellness (WOW) Peer Support Group

Whispers of Wellness (WOW) is a group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group, which means you can join at any time. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.

CMHA Educators facilitate this peer support group every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in the CMHA office located at #204, 1865 Dunmore Rd SE.

For more info call 504-1811 or email


Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is a congregate living community that provides 24 hour/day support to vulnerable individuals in the community. PSH is a long-term, community-based housing that has supportive services for individuals that requiring a higher level of support. This type of supportive housing enables individuals in the program to live as independently as possible in a permanent setting.

CMHA Alberta Southeast Region’s PSH program employs 1 Team Leader, 2 Intensive Case Managers and multiple support staff members who provide case management and support to individuals participating in the program.

For more information:

For resources and more information about mental health and mental illness, visit the CMHA National website.