The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is bringing in the new year with lots of different programming. 

Due to its success, the 8-week Youth Leadership Program is being brought back which will kick off at the end of January. 

“It's going to run from probably the end of January to about the end of March and we will have two classes, for ages 9 to 12, we're going to try and run them on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm,” said Tasha Collins, Program Director, Weyburn Branch CMHA. 

February means bringing back evening art classes which will run on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  

The second Wednesday of every month is open to youth and adults, youth 15 and younger are required to have a parent or guardian join them. The fourth Wednesday of the month is open to adults only. To ensure there are enough supplies CMHA requires pre-registration for the classes. 

Regular programming continues during the week, with the writer’s group scheduled on Mondays at 1 pm and the regular weekly art program is held Wednesdays at 1 pm. 

There are no fees for regular or evening programming. 

CMHA will also be holding some educational courses including Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST) and Safe-Talk 

“It's a two-day workshop on how to do an intervention with somebody who may be having thoughts of suicide, and Safe Talk is a 3 1/2 hour course on how to recognize the signs, maybe of suicide and be able to connect that person to somebody who can do an intervention for them,” said Collins. 

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