Our Courses

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.

All Courses

Manifesting Motivation Workshop

Anyone – Online

In this workshop, you’ll break down motivation to better understand what can impact it, while learning different techniques to create your own unique set of motivation strategies. 

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.

Fear and Anxiety: What’s it all About?

Anyone – Online

Fear and anxiety are strong emotions that we all experience and that have a strong effect on our minds and bodies. Therefore, it’s important to understand how fear and anxiety can impact our lives and learn healthy coping skills to support our wellness.

Understanding Resiliance 

Anyone – Online

Challenges in our lives can be unavoidable and stressful. Join us to understand how cultivating our resilience supports us to navigate our experiences and be able to ‘bounce back’.

The ‘Selfs’ Workshop

Anyone – Online

The way we care and think about ourselves has a huge impact on us, from affecting our well-being, to being critical of ourselves, to blocking ourselves from building resilience. Join us to learn about the ‘Selfs’: Self-Care and Self-Compassion.

Mindfullness Workshop

Anyone – Online

Taking time to be in the present moment, acknowledging what is happening and what we are feeling right now – without judging ourselves – is the basis of Mindfulness. Practicing Mindfulness can be a helpful tool in building and maintaining our resilience.

Emotion Regulation Workshop 

Anyone – Online

Checking in with ourselves to recognise our emotions is harder than we often think, but is the first step in being able to regulate and process our emotions. Learn Emotion Regulation skills and how it is helpful in building and maintaining resilience.

Live Panel Discussion 

Anyone – Online

The Live Panel Discussion provides a space for us to learn how to best support ourselves, open up the conversation about mental health and well-being tips.

Coping With Current Events Series

Anyone – Online

Taking time to be in the present moment, acknowledging what is happening and what we are feeling right now – without judging ourselves – is the basis of Mindfulness. Practicing Mindfulness can be a helpful tool in building and maintaining our resilience.

Building Healthy Boundaries

Anyone – In-person (postponed)

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.

Finding your Balance

Family, Friends and Parents – In-person (postponed)

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.

Cultivating Compassion

Anyone – In-person (postponed)

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.

An Introduction to Mindfullness

Anyone – In-person (postponed)

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

Anyone – In-person (postponed)

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.

Food with Friends

Older Adults – In-person (postponed)

Building connection and community through food. This group is recommended for Older Adults and is about enjoying simple pleasures and connecting through food.

Wellness Fitness

Anyone – In-person (postponed)

Coming Soon. Explore the power of improving your mental health with fitness activities.

At CMHA Kelowna and Discovery College, our main priority is always our community’s well-being. Following the advice of the Canadian Government and to ensure the safety of everyone who is due to take a Discovery College course, we are choosing to postpone our in-person courses at this moment in time due to COVID-19. Discovery College has created an online series, Coping with Current Events, to help create community through learning and support throughout this time. Find out more on the Course page.