Stettler & District FCSS in partnership with The Stettler & District Rural Mental Health Project, Alberta Health Services, and the Outreach Centre will be offering a Community Helpers program on November 30th from 1-4pm at FCSS. This training opportunity will be offered free of charge and is open to anyone that would like to register.
In every community there are people whom others naturally turn to for support. They are from all walks of life and are considered by others to be helpers. Helpers possess characteristics like empathy, care, and compassion.
The Community Helpers Program identifies these helpers and offers training to strengthen their natural abilities. Helpers learn a variety of topics and skills including effective communication, self-care, coping with stress, knowing when to refer people to professional services, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness. In addition to developing skills and increasing knowledge, Helpers are introduced to community services and professional supports.
This connection bridges informal and formal supports in the community, enabling helpers to refer peers and family to expert support when needed.
To register please call FCSS at 4037422337