Workshops

Whether you’re seeking personal growth or looking to support others, our workshops offer valuable insights and resources.

Hearing Voices That Are Distressing

(3 hours – Virtual)

This simulated workshop accurately portrays what someone who hears voices lives with every day, promoting a powerful understanding and awareness of the “hearing voices” experience. For caregivers, family members, workplaces, college/universities, paramedics, law enforcement and professional service providers who work with people who hear distressing voices. Participants will listen to recordings of voices through headphones while performing various tasks as the volume is adjusted.

Facilitated for people 18+ with access to a computer. Not recommended for those who are hearing voices.

Learning goals:

  • Understanding the day-to-day challenges that people face who hear voices.
  • Becoming more empathic toward people who hear distressing voices.
  • Changing clinical practices to better address the needs of people who hear distressing voices.

To set up a session for your group, EMAIL US (with subject “Hearing Voices Workshop”)

Understanding Schizophrenia

(1 hour – Virtual)

This workshop aims to shed light on this often-misunderstood mental health challenge. With 300,000 Canadians affected, it’s crucial to gain a deeper understanding of early psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and the surrounding stigma. This one-hour presentation is designed to increase awareness and foster empathy for those facing these challenges. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and grow together.

Learning goals: 

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of early psychosis, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. 
  • Identify the common misconceptions and stigma associated with schizophrenia and related mental health challenges. 
  • Develop increased empathy and awareness for individuals living with schizophrenia and their experiences.

To set up a session for your group, EMAIL US (with subject “Understanding Schizophrenia Workshop”)

Family Recovery Journey

(5 sessions)

This 5-session national education program designed to meet the needs of family members, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with and recovering from mental illness. Written with a recovery focus, the workshop aims to increase accessibility to Canadian-based information on family management and relational health. Strengthen your ability to support your loved one, living beyond the limitations of mental illness, with hope, purpose, meaning, and social inclusion.

Learning Goals:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of mental illness and its impact on individuals and their families, fostering empathy and compassion. 
  • Acquire practical tools and strategies for effective family management and supporting loved ones in their recovery journey. 
  • Develop resilience and coping skills to enhance family relational health and promote a sense of hope, purpose, and social inclusion for both the individual and their support network.

To be added to a waitlist for a future session, EMAIL US (with subject “Family Recovery Journey Workshop”)

Name That Feeling

COMING SOON! (7 sessions)

This comprehensive 7 session program provides a safe space for children and teenagers (ages 7-13) to explore and express their emotions related to having a family member with a mental illness. Through interactive activities, discussions, crafts, and games, participants develop healthy coping skills and resilience, fostering a better understanding of their feelings and promoting emotional well-being within their homes. Join us for this empowering workshop and equip your child with the tools they need to navigate these challenges with strength and positivity. 

Learning goals:

  • Develop Emotional Awareness: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their emotions and feelings related to living with a family member with a mental illness. They will learn to identify and express their emotions in a healthy and constructive manner.
  • Build Coping Skills: Through interactive learning activities and discussions, children and teenagers will acquire coping strategies to manage the challenges that arise from having a loved one with a mental illness. They will develop resilience and healthy attitudes to navigate difficult situations.
  • Foster Supportive Relationships: The workshop will provide a supportive environment for participants to connect with others who share similar experiences. By engaging in group discussions and activities, they will build a sense of belonging and find comfort in knowing they are not alone in their journey.

To be added to a waitlist, EMAIL US (with subject “Name that Feeling Workshop”)

Public Workshops & Groups

Collaboration Opportunities

Collaboration Opportunities

We love to connect with the Manitoba community.

Here are some examples of ways to collaborate:

  • Private Workshop for Organizations or Faculties
  • Community Event Presence
  • Connect your Staff or Clients to our FREE online library
  • Social Media Shoutouts
  • Host a Mental Health related event at our space
  • Book Club Support

If you are interested in working together, EMAIL US (with subject “Collaboration”) to reach the MHERC Manager

Mini Wellness Presentations

Mini Wellness Presentations

We have created a selection of 1–3 minute mini presentations on a variety of mental health and wellness topics free for you to use and share. Each presentation is filled with tools and practices for wellness, and connected to resources that can be found in our physical or online libraries.