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Guide Guide to Sharing Circles

The intention of creating a sacred space- The Sharing Circle basic recipe is very simple but is open to lots of additional personal flavour.  Schools, families, colleagues, friends, support groups and even complete strangers can all benefit and so we…

September 24, 2021
Learning/ Training Website Inquiry Method

Inquiry is about questions. It is approaching every interaction, every situation, every opportunity with questions about what can be learned in this moment, in this situation, with this person. In the emergent, unpredictable world of complex systems, inquiry is the…

September 15, 2021
Guide Self-Location Guide

Indigenous-based methods are about how you can approach your work with a relational lens. To incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and being into RECOVER, we try to centre intentional relationship-ing. This means it is important to become conscious of how…

September 15, 2021
Guide Toolkit Suicide Prevention Trainings

In a recent webinar, many folks were discussing the various suicide prevention training programs that exist within Alberta. In order to help provide more information on these trainings and to help aid in decision-making on which trainings you might like…

March 12, 2021
Toolkit Men’s Sheds Toolkit

Men's Sheds are an initiative that aims to provide a safe space for men to gather and  connect. The Canadian Men's Sheds Association (CMSA) describes Men's Sheds as: "Men’s Sheds are welcoming, supportive places for friendship and fun. They provide…

February 26, 2021
Guide Meaningfully Engaging Youth (Tamarack)

Supporting the intentional engagement of different groups or demographics is a complex but integral component of our community development work. Throughout various training and network events, we have heard many folks express interest in meaningfully engaging youth. Tamarack has co-created…

February 18, 2021
Newsletter Ever Active Schools

The April E-News is chalk full of ideas to encourage teachers, students and families to be active every day.  Sign up to receive the newsletter on the EAS website 

April 17, 2020
Learning/ Training Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery in an online format at no cost.  Click here

April 17, 2020
Article Social Determinants of Mental Health

This resource developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health helps increase understanding of how the physical and social environments impact the mental health of individuals and populations, as well as the roots of positive mental health promotion. …

February 27, 2020
Learning/ Training Being Trauma Aware

“Being Trauma Aware: Making a difference in the lives of children and youth” is now available for free online. As part of the CCAC’s efforts to recognize and prevent child abuse across the province, this first-of-its-kind online trauma-informed training program provides…

February 27, 2020
Article Men’s Mental Health

This article written by Dr. Dan Bilsker shares findings from his review of men’s health, particularly in regards to suicide .A key factor identified is reluctance to accept therapeutic help. To this end, Dr. Bilkser recommends several self care websites:…

January 20, 2020
Guide Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth

Developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, these guidelines are designed to inform decisions that Canadians make about being active to improve their health. They include 24 hour movement and activity guidelines for 0-4 years, 5 to 17 years,…

January 14, 2020
Article Video Webinars Website Infant Mental Health Promotion

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) is a coalition of individuals and professional representatives from agencies concerned with infants and their families. IMHP is dedicated to promoting optimal mental health outcomes for infants through developing and supporting best practices through education…

November 25, 2019
Article Digging the Dirt

This article describes a documentary produced in Alberta that explores the culture of men repressing their feelings and the risk of closeting emotions. Alberta is home to a lot of male-dominated industries like farming, oil and gas and construction, which…

November 25, 2019
Video Journey Home

The Native Counselling Services of Alberta have recently released this video which explores healing Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system. The documentary highlights community approaches to ensuring children are meaningfully connected to their culture, community and identity. Documentary

November 21, 2019
Website Maternal Mental Health

The Mothers First resource (originally developed in Lloydminster) has been mounted online and adapted with local contact information for each town that has an A&MH/Public Health site. When you open the link, click on the rural tab in the right…

October 22, 2019
Website The Do More Agriculture Foundation

Do More Ag is a non-profit that focuses on mental health in agriculture. They focus on bringing awareness, creating community and supporting research in the field.  mental health resources blog

April 29, 2019
Website MyHealth Alberta

MyHealth Alberta was built by the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. It provides health information and tools made for Albertans. MyHealth Records has been added where Albertan…

April 1, 2019
Guide Toolkit Bell Let’s Talk Day Toolkit

The Bell Let's Talk Toolkit provides tools to help engage others in conversations surrounding mental health and reducing stigma: Conversation Guide Workplace Tips  

February 28, 2019
Learning/ Training Website ARPA Online Benefits Hub

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association manages the Benefit Hub, which is an online database of research and resources organized around four main categories including personal benefits, social benefits, economic benefits and environmental benefits.  On the online hub, you are able…

February 6, 2019