Community Helpers Program

The Community Helpers Program supports our community's "natural helpers," those good listeners to whom we turn when we experience challenges. These "natural helpers" are offered training to strengthen their support skills, opportunities to learn more about mental health concerns, and gain knowledge of Cochrane's professional helpers for times when referrals are appropriate.

For more information or to register, visit or call 403-851-2250. 
Note registration opens Aug 14, 2019.

Courses and training programs

Psychological First Aid After a Disaster or Emergency

Learn how to help people immediately following a crisis or trauma, providing practical support and normalizing stress reactions, while respecting recipients' dignity, culture and abilities. Snacks, lunch and materials included.

Oct 4
HomeStead Apartment Bldg

Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth

Learn crisis first aid skills for interacting with youth 12-24 experiencing substance use, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Registration fee subsidized by Town of Cochrane Community Helpers Program. Includes materials, lunch and refreshments.

DayDates TimeLocationFee
Thu-FriOct 24-258:30am-4:30pmHomeStead Apartment Bldg$50

Community Helpers Training

Are you a great listener? Do people turn to you for help? Community Helpers training enhances your helping skills for those experiencing grief, crisis, addictions, self-harm or suicidal thoughts. Participants learn self-care skills and how to make referrals to our community’s professional resources. This free two-day course includes materials, lunch and refreshments.

Thu-FriNov 28-29
9am-4:30pmHomeStead Apartment Bldg.Free