Campus Connections

The Campus Connections Program is focused on mental health promotion and prevention. It aims to build a strong and supportive campus community by providing participants with the skills and knowledge to help individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges or others who may be in crisis. The intent of this program is to provide support for students and foster connectedness at Red Deer College. 

Follow us on Instagram for various updates and mental health information: @rdc_campusconnections

 

Alberta Health Services Community Helpers Program

Open to all RDC students, alumni, faculty and staff, the AHS Community Helpers Certificate Program provides practical skills that you can use in your day-to-day life. The goal is to build on your natural helping ability by providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support your peers’ mental health and well-being. The Program:

  • bridges “formal” and “informal” support for young people,
  • reduces stigma and labelling of mental health issues, 
  • focuses on prevention and early identification for individuals who may be at risk,
  • provides extensive training in handling crisis situations effectively and ethically,
  • reduces stigma by increasing campus and community awareness,
  • expands knowledge on mental health issues, and
  • improves interventions for those who may be at risk of suicide.

October 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

February 8, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

March 21, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

*Students have the opportunity to receive co-curricular notion for the AHS Community Helpers Program. Learn more.

 

Wellness Wednesday Workshops (in partnership with AHS Community Helpers Program)

Mental Health Awareness & Language | September 11, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Communication & Active Listening | September 25, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Addiction & Substance Use | October 9, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Suicide Awareness | October 23, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Cannabis Awareness | November 6, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Overcoming Test Anxiety | November 20, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Stress Management & Self-Care Jeopardy | December 4, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Knowing When People Need Help & Managing Crisis Situations | January 15, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

Harm Reduction & Overdose Prevention | January 29, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

Healthy Relationships & Sexual Wellness | February 12, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

The Helping Skill & Ethics | February 26, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

Compassion Fatigue & Burnout | March 11, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

Prescription Overuse (Study Drugs & Sedatives) | March 25, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

Stress Management & Self-Care | April 8, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2303 | Register.

*These evening workshops are available to all students free of charge. Pizza provided. 

 

Mental Health Commission of Canada Training

The Inquiring Mind | September 30, 2019 | time | R2302 | Register.

Mental Health First Aid | October 26 & November 2, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | R2302 | Register.

The Inquiring Mind | November 7, 2019 | time | R2302 | Register.

Mental Health First Aid | January 18 & January 25, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | R2302 | Register.

The Inquiring Mind | February 3, 2020 | time | R2302 | Register.

Mental Health First Aid | February 29 & March 7, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | R2302 | Register.

The Inquiring Mind | March 19, 2020 | time | R2302 | Register.

*Students have the opportunity to receive co-curricular notion for Mental Health Commission of Canada Training. Learn more.

 

Primary Care Network Training

Happiness Basics | TBD | 4 - 6 PM | R1214 | Register.

 

Communitea (in collaboration with RDC's Students' Association & AHS Community Helpers Program)

One conversation can make all the difference in the life of a student — Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen. Students are provided with a safe place to share and vent with one another over a cup of tea. Peer support is a great way to relieve stress and build relationships.

*Does not run during spring and summer semesters.

All students are welcome. 

 

Customized Workshops

Guided by the needs of your group, specific training modules can be delivered in the classroom or any other planned 60 – 90 minute sessions. This training option is best suited to groups who are interested in strengthening particular skills regarding mental wellness, and the health and safety of fellow peers, colleagues, and students.

*Please see attached list of Workshops.

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