Living Life to the Full for Youth: a mental health promotion course that teaches teens resilience skills
Apply to get your staff trained!
Adolescence is a high-risk time for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Living Life to the Full course is a face-to-face course designed to help people deal with everyday life’s challenges by learning helpful skills using cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) principles. In 8 weekly 1.5-hour sessions, the course covers topics such as combatting low mood and isolation, problem-solving, healthy thinking, managing anger and anxiety, and boosting self-esteem.
Learn more about the course by reading the flyer: Course Brochure
The Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHA BC) holds the exclusive license to the program in Canada and is currently looking to train more facilitators to deliver virtual and in-person courses for BC youth over the next year.
If you would like to bring the course to youth in your community between November 2022 and March 2023 (schools and other youth settings are welcome to apply), please fill out the form below as early as possible.
By filling the form, your organization will have a chance to receive free courses (total value per course: $2,400.00). If you are successful, you will be able to train a staff (school counsellor, teacher, youth support worker) who will become a certified facilitator (Training value $3,000.00). In order to be trained, you will have to demonstrate your ability to host at least one course and reach a minimum of 15 youth per course by March 2023.
The selected facilitator will have to complete the self-paced training (with 2 zoom calls) in January 2023 (or February 2023).
If you want to know how the course works, please watch this video realized by one facilitator in Fort St James, BC!
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