Community Helpers Program (CHP) is a free training initiative available to schools, workplaces, and community organizations for people who have a natural tendency to help others.
Community Helpers Program strengthens an individual’s existing supportive skills and provides the knowledge necessary to support the mental health and well-being of others through a variety of topics: effective communication, self-care, healthy boundaries, the ethics of helping, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness.
In addition to building skills and increasing knowledge, Helpers learn about existing community services and supports that allow them to facilitate connections to appropriate resources when needed.
Community Helpers is a certificate program from Alberta Health Services
For more information contact the Community Helpers Coordinator:
Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention thanks Alberta Health Services for their generous support of the Community Helpers program in our region.