Mental Health Programs: Edmonton Region

If you or a loved one are facing a mental illness, it’s important to know you are not alone.

Women’s Web of Discovery

Held one afternoon each week for women dealing with severe and persistent mental illness, group activities provide support and socialization for women ages 18 to 64. Feelings of low self-esteem and isolation are addressed by building an atmosphere of safety and mutual caring. Women have substantial input in planning program activities.

Volunteer Program

This program provides volunteers for specific programs as well as for fundraising. Volunteers, who can be adults from the general community or client volunteers, work in the majority of CMHA programs in this region. This program provides a step towards more independence, including volunteering outside of CMHA, part-time employment, and returning to school. Training is provided in areas such as:

  • Working with people and children with mental illness
  • Administration fund development
  • Bingos and casinos

Community Education

The Community Education Program is a broadly based community program designed to increase the understanding and awareness of mental illness in order to reduce stigma. The focus is to educate people about maintaining and enhancing mental health and securing proper treatment and support. This is accomplished through workshops, presentations, displays, website, distribution of printed materials, and video loans.Challenge by Choice

This program offers wellness oriented, recovery focused programming for youth age 16 – 30, who are living with a mental illness. The format is an experiential learning approach to teach recreation and leisure skills as well as developing enhanced social and personal development skills.  

Family Support Group

The Family Support Program offers information, education, and support to help family members who are supporting a loved one living with a mental illness. It is a drop-in group that occurs once a week and people are invited to come once, or as often as they need to.  

Housing Program

Our goal is to provide quality, secure, and affordable housing for people with mental illness and/or low income. The program works with tenants and their supports to maintain long-term housing.  


CMHA Edmonton offers a number of training workshops for both adults and youth. This includes Applied Suicide Intervention Training, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid for Youth, and others.