Peer School- Understanding Mental Health

Peer School – Online Workshop

Everyone has mental health, and it’s an essential part of our overall well-being. But mental health is something that is still often misunderstood or not spoken about. 

In this online workshop, you’ll focus on learning the basics of mental health: what it is, what can impact it, the difference between mental health and a mental health challenge, and what can support ours and others’ mental health.

Whether you’re hoping to gain a general understanding of mental health, or supporting someone else, this workshop will support you in being more knowledgeable, confident, and empathetic about mental health. 

Understanding Mental Health will be held as a Zoom meeting with interactive discussions, breakout rooms, and skill-building

This online workshop is part of our Peer School (launching 20th December 2021), which supports you in supporting others. So this workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn about mental health, or is supporting another person.

As this is an online workshop, access to a phone or the internet is needed. 

This session has been created in collaboration with Living Positive Resource Centre, Interior Health, and Foundry Kelowna with contributions from people with lived experience and learned experience.

What to expect:

  • Online community workshop
  • Held as a zoom meeting (not webinar format)
  • 1 session,  2 hours long
  • 2 Co-facilitators leading the workshop
  • Interactive activities including breakout rooms, discussions, and practicing knowledge learned 
  • Workbook with work-along activities
  • Instructions on how to join are sent to your email before the session begins
  • Recommended to have a pen and paper
  • No prior knowledge needed

Learning Opportunities:

  • Gain an understanding of mental health, its importance, and how it’s unique to each of us

  • Understand the mental health spectrum 
  • Acknowledge that experiencing a mental health challenge does not mean having ‘bad’ mental health
  • Discover different supports and barriers to mental health
  • Recognise the impact of language and stigma of mental health
  • Learn some common strategies for supporting mental health
  • Understand how we can support someone who is experiencing an impact on their mental health

Peer School: Understanding Mental Health

Peer School – Online Workshop

12:00 – 2:00 pm PT

START: Monday November 7th, 2022

NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 1

LOCATION: Online

Peer School: Understanding Mental Health

Peer School – Online Workshop

Time: TBC

START: TBC

NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 1

LOCATION: Online