When we feel well, it means as individuals we feel good about our mental and physical well-being in every aspect of our daily lives.

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Mental & Physical Wellbeing

When we feel well, it means as individuals we feel good about our mental and physical well-being in every aspect of our daily lives. At CMHA Kelowna, we create opportunities for individuals to nurture their wellness. We encourage you to explore the various Community Education & Wellness opportunities we provide using the links below.

We Can Help

At CMHA Kelowna we create opportunities and connections for people of all ages to understand and nurture their mental health and well-being. Through the creation of innovative programs and supports, we help people develop skills and resilience so they can live their best lives possible.
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Discovery College

Discovery College is for anyone and everyone who wants to gain the confidence to face life’s challenges. Each course is developed and delivered in collaboration with people who have knowledge and personal experience in each topic area. This means, at Discovery College you will experience an empowering learning environment where genuine people share knowledge and practical tools.

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Wellness Grants

There is a current waitlist for grants.
Exercise and socialization are great ways to benefit mental health and well-being. The Wellness Grants program provides an opportunity for people with a mental illness and financial need to access annual fitness memberships for no cost. Through the Wellness Grants program, CMHA Kelowna works with the YMCA to cover 100% of the membership fee for individual grants or for family grants.

Wellness Development Centre

The Wellness Development Centre (WDC) is a place where individuals dealing with mental health issues can connect with others, engage in wellness-based activities, learn and improve mental wellness, and contribute to a vibrant community.  A referral from a health professional is required to access the WDC. Please save the .pdf file to your computer, fill in your answers, and then email it back to CMHA Kelowna.

Contact us at mental.health@cmhakelowna.org or call 250-861-3644 if you have any questions.

Our Programming

Many different activities are offered at the WDC to foster recovery, grow community, and build wellness-based skills. The focus is on social connection and belonging, fun and well-being. The WDC is currently providing tea & coffee for a small charge, and free water. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages also.

Activities currently offered:

  • Yoga: An in-person class lead by a yoga instructor.
  • Art: A hybrid in-person and online class lead by an art instructor.
  • Open Studio: Create your own art during open hours.
  • Socialization: Have a coffee/tea while chatting with others.
  • Skill-building: Our new skill-building hour will involve discussing a wellness topic and practicing some tools to support ourselves.
  • Park days: From June – September join us at one of our park outings!
  • Community Outings: From October – May join us for a group activity in the community.
  • Peer Support groups: see below for more information.

Availability for Art class, Yoga class and community outings (October – May) is limited and sign up is needed. Please contact us at 250-861-3644 to reserve a space in these classes. For a detailed list of events we are offering, click the events calendar button below.

Peer Support Groups

Peer Support aims to break isolation and provide empowerment from people who understand what it’s like to live with mental health challenges. Peer support aims to bring together people with shared experiences to support each other and provide a space where you feel accepted and understood.

Peer Support groups occur weekly on Monday’s 1:00 – 3:00pm & Wednesday’s 4:00 – 6:00pm. You can join in-person at CMHA Kelowna or online and over the phone.

If you have questions about our Peer Support Program, please email peer.support@cmhakelowna.org

CMHA Kelowna gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for our Wellness Programs.

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Find out more about how this organization helps to create a mentally healthy community.