MH & Resiliency

Drop-In Series

Parenting Skills that Promote Positive Mental Health

Mental Health & Resiliency Series

This FREE parenting program is for parents and caregivers who are looking to strengthen their family’s ability to ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges. In these 90-minute introductory-level information sessions, you will learn strategies that can help you and your children learn to be more resilient in the face of stress and anxiety. This is a key skill for both caregivers and their children to develop, and can support overall family wellness. As part of an 7 session series, parents are welcome to attend one session or join us each week.

Registration Information:

Session 4

Positive Communication That Promotes Growth

In this session, we will look at how we can use the communication tool of praise to support our child’s healthy need for attention, reinforce helpful behaviours, and encourage our child to engage with others in positive ways that foster resilience.


Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: For caregivers of children grades K-9; for adults only.

Session 5

Calming Our Bodies and Minds

In this online session, we will discuss the ways that our bodies and minds respond to stress and learn strategies for equipping our children to regain a sense of calm and control in the midst of life's stressors.


Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: 6:00 -7:30 pm

Note: For caregivers of children grades K-9; for adults only.

Session 6

Resilient Mindsets

In this online session, we will look at specific behaviours and habits that parents can encourage in the home to develop a more positive mindset in their child for reducing stress, increasing empathy, and equipping our child to tackle new challenges.


Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 6:00 -7:30 pm

Note: For caregivers of children grades K-9; for adults only.

Session 7

Collaborative Problem Solving

In this online session, we will explore ways that parents can foster effective problem solving in their child through empathy, clear communication, and collaboration in a way that reduce struggles when challenges arise.


Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 6:00 -7:30 pm

Note: For caregivers of children grades K-9; for adults only.



Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness. Click to learn more.