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.

Real Talk: MENtal Health

 Join in-person or online

On November 24th Discovery College will be launching Real Talk, where we will be discussing a hugely important but frequently unspoken topic – men’s mental health. Real Talk: MENtal Health will show that men’s mental health is not just a conversation during Movember. It needs to be every month and every day. Choose to join in-person or online to hear our panel of men talk about their experiences!

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.

 

It’s Tough To Talk

Produced By Men For Men – Online

Brought to you by Discovery College & HeChangedIt. In this course, men will develop different tools to gear them up to communicate in the way they need to. The course will help release the pressure men experience from avoiding tough conversations.

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 Resilience 

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.

Mindfulness 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.

Peer School: Understanding Mental Health

Peer School – Online

This workshop focuses on learning the basics of mental health: what it is, what can impact it, the difference between mental health and a mental health challenge, stigma and what can support mental health.

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.

Peer School: Building Trauma-Informed Support

Peer School – Online

This workshop builds foundational knowledge in what makes us who we are, trauma, and what trauma-informed support looks and feels like. You will also practice skills to better understand and implement trauma-informed support in your conversations with others.

Peer School: Empathy & Communication

 

Peer School – Online

Empathy and communication are about listening with your full attention to understand another person’s feelings and perspective. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to fully listen and communicate in a supportive manner.

Peer School: Trust & Connection

 

Peer School – Online

This workshop discusses vulnerability, boundaries, building connections and accountability. You will leave this course feeling empowered after exploring the topic of trust and how to grow connections with others.

What Really Works? A Mental Health Podcast

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.

Peer School: Navigating Boundaries in Supportive Relationships

Peer School – Online

Boundaries are essential in all relationships. But setting clear boundaries when helping others is integral to providing compassionate, trauma-informed, and empowering support. In this workshop, you’ll develop skills to set boundaries, understand personal accountability, and the consequences of not setting boundaries when supporting others. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.