Changing Minds Workshop [8 weeks]
Changing Minds is a comprehensive, easy to understand, interactive workshop designed to help members of the public understand mental illness, its impact and how to better support a person living with a mental illness.
The foundation of Changing Minds is built on first-person perspectives of those with lived experience of mental illness. Changing Minds’ delivery format was revised and the program relaunched in 2015; the program has since been delivered to hundreds of people.
Why is this program so effective?
In understanding an individual who has a mental illness we must first understand the illness, the impact of the illness on the individual, their family and their “fit” within their communities.
What you will learn:
- The concept of mental health and the mental health continuum
- The difference between mental health and mental illness
- Connection skills
- Overview of specific illnesses, including depression, anxiety and psychosis
- The impact of stigma
Who should take this workshop?
Changing Minds is for anyone and is open to all Nova Scotians. This workshop is a helpful tool for those who are supporting someone who lives with a mental illness, have someone in their life who lives with a mental illness or anyone who wants to increase their understanding of mental health and mental illness.
Schedule: Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from October 26 to December 14, 2023
Duration: 8 weeks. Changing Minds runs between October 26 and December 14, 2023. The facilitators will send each participant a virtual e-workbook that will be required for each class. Participants must attend all sessions to complete course. [See below for dates.]
Location: Zoom [ Once you register and receive your Zoom link, please save it, as the same link will be used for the remainder of the course. ]