ABOUT OUR COURSES
At Discovery College (operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna branch) we welcome anyone and everyone to attend our free courses that support people to feel confident in facing life’s challenges.
We take an educational approach to promote people’s well-being through learning to remain present, developing healthy boundaries, practicing self-care and more. We focus on supporting, not fixing, people.
All of our courses are created and delivered in collaboration with people who have personal experience from their wellness journey. This allows us to combine credible knowledge with practical tools in an empowering learning environment.
Coping with Current Events: Managing Anxiety and Stress
Anyone – Online
In recent weeks, COVID-19 has been on many of our minds. For some of us, it has understandably increased our anxiety and stress. This online session hopes to bring together the community during a time of unknown, to learn and support ourselves and others.
Coping with Current Events: Managing Unhealthy Coping Strategies
Anyone – Online
With so much changing with the current events, we’re all trying to cope in the best way that we can. For some of us, it has understandably made it more difficult to manage our well-being and our coping strategies may not be the healthiest.
Coping with Current Events: Navigating Anger and Frustration
Anyone – Online
With the current events, many of us understandably felt anxious, fearful, stressed and more when it began affecting us. As COVID-19 continues to impact us and bring uncertainty, many are beginning to feel a shift in our emotions. Many of us are now experiencing anger and frustration.
Coping with Current Events: A Parent, Family and Caregiver Toolkit
Family, Friends and Parents – Online
With so much changing with the current events, for some of us, it has understandably made it more difficult to support our loved ones. This session is designed for people supporting a loved one during the COVID-19 events and hopes to bring together the community to learn and support ourselves and others.
NEW! What Really Works? A Mental Health Podcast for Young People
Young People – Podcast
Join “What Really Works?”, a podcast where we talk about mental health and how we can support our well-being in a down-to-earth and practical way. Expect real experiences, humour and plenty of mental health tips.
Summer 2020: Building Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries help separate your needs, thoughts, and feelings from those of others’. Uncover the importance of boundaries to your well-being and become confident in setting them in your life.
Summer 2020: An Introduction To Mindfulness
Take time to calm your nervous system, quiet your mind and strengthen your inner resources. This group is for anyone who wants to improve their awareness and learn how to stay in the moment.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan®
Develop your own Wellness, Recovery, Action Plan to face life’s challenges. WRAP® is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and guide their life toward what they want it to be.
Finding Your Balance
Family, Friends and Parents
Discover ways to empower yourself and your loved one, whilst moving from fixing to supporting them. This course is for people supporting a loved one with a mental health or substance use challenge.
Food with Friends
Building connection and community through food. This group is recommended for Older Adults and is about enjoying simple pleasures and connecting through food.
This course is for anyone who wants to understand the difference between self-compassion and compassion while highlighting the importance of both in our wellness.