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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. ]

Cost: FREE



Oct 26 2023 - Dec 14 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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