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Family Connections - Skill Development

Family Connections is an evidence based, skills training program for friends and family members supporting loved ones struggling with mental illness.

The program is based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is designed specifically for family members and friends of those struggling with emotional dysregulation (intense feelings of sadness, shame, anger, anxiety, impulsivity, mood swings and / or suicidal ideation). Participants learn practical coping and communication skills to help them regain balance in their lives and manage emotional reactions to challenging situations more effectively. Family Connections is delivered by trained peer facilitators who have “lived experience” using these skills in their own families.

Contact Details

WestView Health Centre - Stony Plain

Location Info
Front Classroom
4405 South Park Drive
Stony Plain, Alberta
T7Z 2M7
Hours of Operation

Intensive sessions offered 4 times per year.


Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Service Access

Register on website to be notified by email of sessions available in Alberta; To be added to a class list, applicants must be willing to attend all classes in a session.

Wait Times

Intensive sessions offered 4 times per year.



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