At Thrive Learning Centre we offer free, informative courses, addressing topics related to mental health, physical health, building your best life, finding your voice, increasing skills and connecting to the community.
Our courses are designed through the lens of honouring those with lived experience of mental illness. We believe that through one’s own personal journey, meaning and purpose are created, resulting in rich knowledge. That is why we make every effort to design courses keeping the perspective in mind of those with professional experience as well as people with lived experience of mental illness.
Current Courses Offered:
Understanding Grief | Mondays June 1st, 8th, 15th 1pm-2pm
This 3-session, 1 hour per session course focuses on grief as a normal reaction to loss, possible causes of grief beyond death, and the five stages of dying and grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Coping strategies are discussed in depth along with the difference between mental illness and the natural process of grieving.
Mental Health Service in my Community | June 29th 7pm-8pm
This 1-hour course looks at how to access mental health services and resources in the central region, including how to connect to these services.
Journey to Recovery | June 3rd and 10th 1:30pm-2:30pm
This 2-session, 1 hour per session course is intended to increase self-awareness about the participants’ recovery. We will begin by defining what recovery and the recovery model are, then move into the stages of recovery. Topics also covered include the stages of disability and the stages of change. The purpose of this course is to encourage participants to recognize their own place within recovery and encourage advancement towards the healthiest stage of recovery possible.
Building a Healthy Self-Esteem | June 17th and 24th 1:30pm-2:30pm
This 2-session, 1 hour per session course is intended to inform the participants of healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. We will cover obstacles to self-esteem, the inner critic and the four aspects of self-esteem. This course will encourage participants to reflect on the own level of self-esteem and offer opportunities and methods to improve self-confidence.
Building Blocks for Managing Stress | June 22nd and 29th 1pm-2pm
This 2-session, 1 hour per session course begins by exploring the causes and how the body responds to stress as well as including relaxation techniques. Day 2 focuses on offering solutions to the problem of stress by teaching useful coping strategies.
Walk & Talk | Wednesdays June 3rd-24th 12PM
Research suggests physical activity at least 20 minutes a day can improve mental and physical health. We invite students to join us for a 30 minute walk towards better health. No sign-up required – meet at Central Station.
For more information on the available courses and how to register, email email@example.com or call Central Station at 204-325-0257 ext.9