Community Helpers

Community Helpers Program (CHP) is an Alberta Health Service funded certificate program. This free training initiative is available to schools, workplaces, and community organizations for people who have a natural tendency to help others.

The Community Helpers Program strengthens an individual’s existing supportive skills and provides the knowledge necessary to support the mental health and well-being of others through a variety of topics: effective communication, self-care, healthy boundaries, the ethics of helping, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness.

Modules Include

Ethics, Assumptions and Labels

  • Doing the Right Thing: Helping Ethics
  • Assumptions We Make About Others
  • Supporting Each Other

Setting the Stage for Helping

  • Earache/Psychache: Common Language
  • Tuning In to The Need For Help
  • The Foundations of Helping: Listening and Attending

Boundaries and What to Do About Them

  • Creating Boundaries
  • Managing Boundaries

How to Respond in a Crisis

  • Crisis Response
  • Crisis Referrals

Mental Health Awareness

  • Mental Health Fundamentals
  • Responding to a Mental Health/Illness Crisis

Understanding Suicide

  • Suicide Facts and Myths
  • Suicide: The Community Helper’s Role

Starting February, 2024

Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce it’s partnership with Cool Aid Society, by offering engaging mental health programs with engaging presentations, conversations and activities for all age groups.

The Cool Aid Society offers diverse, engaging, and interactive programs focused on mental health, body positivity, friendship, mentorship, and community connection. From educational initiatives to recreational activities, we strive for a well-rounded and inclusive space. Our no-cost afterschool and evening care programs cater to youth aged 5 to 18, with special programs for Tweens and Teens.

To learn register click the link below.

For More Information Please Contact:

Jayden Sydoruk (she/her)

Community Helpers Program Coordinator

Phone: 780-539-6680

Email: helpers@sp-rc.ca