Community Initiatives

The Town isn’t the only organization in our community providing support, resources and help. Check here for other great community groups being kind and supporting neighbours.

#CochraneSaysThanks

Download the #CochraneSaysThanks poster, colour it and then share a picture on social media using the #CochraneSaysThanks hashtag!

#CochraneTogether

Share these graphics on social media, drop off a help card to an isolated neighbour or print a poster to display in your window to show your neighbours we’re in this together. And together, we’ll get through it.

LOCAL RESOURCES, INFORMATION AND CONNECTIONS 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Please note: These workshops are for educational purposes only. They do not constitute therapy nor are they support groups. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Alberta Mental Health Help Line at 1-844-943-1500 (toll free).

HEALTHY HABITS

WED, MAY 13-JUL 8* | FREE | ONLINE: 1-2:30PM  ZOOM LINK TO JOIN WEBINAR WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL
In this eight week workshop you’ll learn more about how habits are formed and research based tricks to change them and set new ones. If you’re wondering how you can actively boost your well-being, this is the workshop for you. *No class July 1. Pick any or all topics! Registration required:  cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide or 403-851-2250.

Weekly Themes:
May 13: Basics of Habits and Making Changes
May 20: Screens and Phone Use
May 27: Nutrition, Sleep, Movement & Substance Use
June 3: Coping with Stress
June 10: Emotional Regulation & Mindfulness
June 17: Social Connection & Supporting Others
June 24: Positive Mindset
July 8: Goal Setting & Planning for the Future

YOUTH COMMUNITY HELPERS

TUE, WED & THU, JUN 2-25 | 11:30AM-12:30PM | FREE | AGES: 14-18 ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL

Want to learn how to help when friends are struggling?
Looking to build your resume?
Looking to learn something new and useful?

The Community Helpers Program builds leadership skills while teaching you how to be a helper to a friend who might be struggling.

You will learn basic helping skills (like listening and watching for warning signs), what to say to a friend who is struggling, how to take care of yourself, and how to refer to professional services in the community when necessary.

This program is funded by Alberta Health Services and runs in communities across the province.

Receive a certificate when you complete the 9 core modules.

Registration required:  cochrane.ca/ProgramGuide or 403-851-2250.