Mental Health Matters: A 2SLGBTQ+ Course
At CMHA Calgary, we believe in ‘Mental Health for All’, and this includes the gender, sexual, and romantically diverse community.
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our EQUIPPED program with another course offering called “Mental Health Matters: A 2SLGBTQ+ Course.”
If you haven’t heard of EQUIPPED, it is an online mental health education platform that offers free, self-directed courses for young adults.
This course provides an introductory learning experience about what it means to be a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community or to support someone who is. It also provides valuable information about the unique mental health experiences someone who is part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community may face, as well as how to support positive mental well-being.
Along with the online module, young adults will be able to expand their learning with an accompanied workbook containing activity-based learning. While designed for those 16 – 24 years old, each EQUIPPED course can be taken by anyone to learn more about their own, or their friend’s and family member’s experience with mental health and wellness.
Mental Health Matters was made possible with the support of our local partner Centre for Sexuality, a community-based organization delivering programs and services to support healthy sexuality across the lifespan.
“We are pleased to collaborate with CMHA Calgary in this much needed project as an organization directly supporting 2SLGBTQ+ community by advising through focus groups and referring our clients to this service.”
Also a huge thank you to the Government of Alberta’s Community Initiatives Program for providing financial support towards the creation of this module.
The EQUIPPED program was created in 2022 and initiated by a donation that was provided to CMHA Calgary in memory of Phillip Thomas. Phillip passed away in 2019 at the age of 25, following a mental health battle. More information about Phillip is included on the EQUIPPED website and throughout the courses and workbooks.
If you have any further questions about EQUIPPED, please connect with our info line (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are not alone. There is help.
If you cannot find someone you trust who is willing to support you, dial a crisis line right away at 403-266-HELP (4357) All crisis lines are confidential.