Skills for Safer Living is an evidence-based, suicide prevention program for youth considering suicide or have had a suicide attempt, and their caregivers. In 4, 90-minute sessions, youth learn to build skills and capacity to help keep themselves safe. The program introduces basic language, skills, and concepts to better understand the thoughts and feelings associated with suicide, and strategies to help mitigate them, to keep as safe as possible. In addition to building capacity in youth, the program also builds the same knowledge for families/caregivers. 

This program is in partnership with the Centre for Suicide Prevention, The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program, WestView Primary Care Network, Dochas Psychological Services, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County. 

Funding provided by the Government of Alberta & The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program.

Program is currently for youth aged 12-17 in the Tri-Region/Edmonton area with ongoing intake, program will begin in the fall once the minimum amount of participants are registered. 

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual

Dates: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00PM


BILY is a group of parents and youth who have been through crisis situations and are now helping others through similar situations. Peers support one another by giving, sharing, listening, creating a safe environment, and providing practical resources.

For more information, contact 587-588-8633.

Caring Friends is a confidential and informal bereavement support group led by trained bereavement volunteers. Participants have an opportunity to share their feelings and understand the emotions associated with grief in a safe, supportive environment.

The group meets the second Thursday of each month. To register, please call 780-963-8583.

For a full list of Tri-Region grief groups click here

For a list of 2023 Holiday Grief Supports click here 

Finding our Voices provides support and opportunities for women-identifying participants to connect with peers while focusing on issues related to self-esteem. Over the course of six weeks, participants will address the impact of self-image, effective communication, shame and compassion, and healthy relationships.

Each group is approximately three hours long and includes experiential learning that allows participants to connect with the facilitator and one another. Support towards childcare expenses is available. Call 780-963-8583 to join the program wait list.

Presented in partnership by Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society, Town of Stony Plain, City of Spruce Grove, and Parkland County.

Living with Loss to Suicide is a peer-led support group for survivors of a suicide loss. The group meets at 6:30PM on the last Monday of each month. This meeting is an in person meeting at the Stan Wolyshyn building in Spruce Grove.

Facilitated by Meryl Murray, Registered Social Worker, 780-342-1340
For a full list of Tri-Region grief groups click here

Lived experience group for individuals 18+ who have attempted suicide and want to move forward with life. This is an 8 week, online program that will begin November 1, 2022. For more information on the group please email

Request to join the group

OSI-CAN First Responder Peer Support Group meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Apply to join 


Grieving a loss to suicide can seem overwhelming, but the support and understanding of others can be a powerful source of strength. The Youth Suicide Grief Support Groups are designed for and by youth with a tailored curriculum for 12 to 17 year olds and 18 to 25 year olds.

 For more information, call 780-732-6654 or visit the website Youth Suicide Grief Support Services - CMHA Edmonton


Caregiver Connections is a peer support group to help parents, partners, and caregivers of those with a mental health concern and/or addiction to support one another. This program is offered ONLINE through the Canadian Mental Health Association on Thursday evenings from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

If you are a new participant:

Email Elyse Cathrea ( who will set up an intake phone call to walk you through the process, introduce you to the group format, ensure you are set up with the appropriate technology, and reserve your spot. Intake calls are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. Please contact Elyse as early as possible to ensure intake is set up prior to the Thursday evening group.

Caregiver Connections - CMHA Edmonton