Learning experiences for Everyone.
Registration is now open for April – June 2023!
Recovery Colleges were pioneered in the United States in 2000, spread to Europe in 2009, and then to Canada in recent years. Canadian Mental Health Association branches now operate 16 Recovery Colleges across the country. The Wellness & Recovery College, operated by the Windsor-Essex County Branch, opened in September 2022, welcoming students interested in focusing on personal recovery and growth in the areas of mental health and addictions, and well-being. The College is open to anyone in the community, including those with lived/living experience and their caregivers.
Wellness & Recovery College courses are co-developed by trained Peer Support Workers along with those with lived/living experience. Facilitated by a Peer Support Worker, these free courses are provided in a safe, confidential, inclusive learning environment with a focus on building hope and empowerment. The lived experience of the Peer Support Worker helps to provide guidance, fosters a culture of hope, and reveals new possibilities and opportunities for students.
The Wellness & Recovery College operates four semesters throughout the year with new courses added regularly: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December.
The CMHA-WECB Wellness & Recovery College is currently offering in-person classes for anyone interested in learning more about recovery and wellness. Our courses are developed and delivered in partnership with our peer supporters. These individuals have lived/living experience of mental health, addictions, or supporting a loved one. Enroll in person at our main office at 1400 Windsor Ave., or online below.
To learn more about the Wellness & Recovery College, click here.
COURSE CATALOGUE AND REGISTRATION:
In this course, students will learn about CHIME, a conceptual framework for personal recovery in mental health. CHIME stands for Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning, and Empowerment.
One and a half hours in duration; offered twice throughout the semester over 4 weeks each.
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
|REGISTER: APR. 19-MAY 10||REGISTER: MAY 31-JUNE 21|
Well-being is essential to mental health. This course focuses on different topics to provide you with tools for your toolbox, including Building a Self-Care Action Plan, Coping Thoughts, Resilience in Recovery, and Adaptability.
One and a half hours in duration; offered twice throughout the semester over 4 weeks each
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
|REGISTER: APR. 18 - MAY 9||REGISTER: MAY 30 - JUN 20|
Each week students will decide on a topic or activity. As a student-led course, it will include conversations regarding Recovery, Addictions, Mental Health and lived experience. This course provides social interaction in a safe confidential setting.
Two hours in duration; offered twice throughout the semester over 4 weeks each.
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
|REGISTER: APR. 20 - MAY 11||REGISTER: JUNE 1 - 22|
Renting can be complicated. Rent Smart makes it easy. RentSmart Basics is a course designed to help you learn important skills to build your knowledge and confidence to find and keep housing. Students will learn “3 Keys to Successful Tenancy”.
Three hours in duration; offered once during the semester over 4 weeks
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
|REGISTER: MAY 31 - JUN. 21|
CMHA-WECB and the Wellness & Recovery College wish to thank our funder: