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Lunch & Learn Webinars

These FREE addiction and mental health education sessions focus on the 3 R’s: reduce stigma, receive information, and reflect on strategies.

Each Lunch & Learn webinar is intended to provide participants with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that may affect children, youth, or adults, 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.


Mindfulness

Benefits for the Whole Family

In these sessions, we will explore mindfulness as an evidence-based way of supporting empathy, optimism, attention, and self-regulation skills in our families.


Part 1:.

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For adults, parents and caregivers of children and youth in grades K-12; for adults only.

Part 2:

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For adults, parents and caregivers of children and youth in grades K-12; for adults only.

Understanding Anxiety Series


Part 1: An Introduction

In this one-hour Lunch & Learn session, we will distinguish between normal worries and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive and will help participants to identify signs that they or their child/youth may be experiencing anxiety.


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For adults only.


Part 2: Calming Our Bodies

In this session, we will review how the body reacts to stress triggers, ways we can start to notice the body’s stress responses, and strategies for regulating ourselves, children, and youth.

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For adults only.


Part 3: Settling Our Minds

In this session, we will review how the body reacts to stress triggers, ways we can start to notice the body’s stress responses, and strategies for regulating ourselves, children, and youth.

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For adults only.





Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance

In this session, we will discuss how avoidance of stressors can increase our stress response over time. We will discuss ways to manage stressful situations in steps and effective coping skills.

Date: Coming in February

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For adults only.


Sleep and Your Family's Mental Health

These sessions will look at the importance of good sleep quantity and quality for overall health, the factors that interfere with sleep, and sleep scheduling. We will look at healthy sleep hygiene strategies and sleep environments that can prepare our children for a good night’s sleep.


Part 1: The Importance of Good Sleep Hygiene

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For caregivers of children and youth grades K-12; for adults only.

Part 1: Setting the Stage for Good Sleep

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For caregivers of children and youth grades K-12; for adults only.


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