Adult Education Sessions

These FREE addiction and mental health education sessions focus on the 3 R’s: 

reduce stigma, receive information, and reflect on strategies

Each session is intended to provide participants with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can affect us all, evidence-based research, possible treatment options, supportive strategies, and information/resources for further support.  When topics are presented as a series, participants can attend one or all sessions.

Silver Linings

Supporting Wellness in the Later Years

As we age, we may face many stressors and challenges - we may not be as strong as we used to be, we may experience medical illnesses and loss associated with roles and loved ones.  We may become lonelier, or it may be harder to cope with life transitions. This series will provide a basic overview of mental health challenges that older adults may face and some coping strategies and supports that can be used to overcome the stressors contributing to these challenges.

Part 1:

In this session, we will look closer at the common mental health challenges older adults face and some of the causes contributing to these challenges.

Date: Wednesday, November 22 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For adults supporting their own wellness or the wellness of a loved one.

Part 2:

In the session, we explore helpful strategies and supports that promote mental health wellbeing in older adults.

Date: Wednesday, November 29

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

For adults supporting their own wellness or the wellness of a loved one.

More than Just a Bad Day

Understanding Depression

In this session, we will discuss what mental health is, the difference between sadness and depression, and common signs and symptoms of depression. Treatment options and supportive strategies for coping and support will be shared.

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For adults supporting their own wellness or the wellness of a loved one.

Alberta Health Services is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers who support children and youth, as well as sessions for adults looking to support their own wellness. Sessions are live and interactive. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce the stigma around addiction and mental health challenges, provide participants with evidence-based information, and offer strategies that promote health and resilience.  Click to learn more. 

Looking for More Resources?

Check out our Addiction & Mental Health Resource Page