Calgary’s Canadian Mental Health Association is expanding its Recovery College program to Red Deer to improve access to mental health and addictions services.
The association’s Red Deer office will run the Recovery College courses for individuals and families starting in September.
Red Deer executive director Christine Stewart said the course curriculum will be provided by qualified and experienced educators, in addition to others who will provide peer support.
“Support groups don’t have a curriculum. It’s more just sharing experiences. Whereas in Recovery College, we have specific curriculum that we’re teaching with techniques and skills,” Stewart said.