About Equipped

Started in 2022, EQUIPPED offers mental health training and tools for young adults. It provides an online platform for learning through modules and workbooks. EQUIPPED builds on the basic concepts taught in YouthSMART, but expands knowledge for a slightly older audience of emerging adults – ages 16 to 24.

Short Courses

Each course only takes about an hour to complete.

Downloadable Workbooks

Download a workbook to practice your skills

Free mental health training

Courses don’t cost anything!


The courses and workbooks are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills to support your mental well-being. The online courses are a self-guided, work at your own pace. There are also workbooks to apply your knowledge through activity-based learning.

You can complete both the course and the workbook together, or you can choose to start with whichever fits your learning style.

These courses are developed with emerging adults (ages 16 to 24) in mind, but anyone who is interested in growing their skills and knowledge about mental health are welcome to participate.  

Everyone has mental health. These courses are for anyone who wants to learn more about how to cope with stress or better support their mental well-being. 

Nothing! The courses are free, thanks to a generous anonymous donation to CMHA Calgary.  

About CMHA Calgary

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Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region creates awareness, and provides education, and support for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern. We provide community-based programs, including supportive and independent living, peer support for families and individuals, and community education for adults and youth. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.

About YouthSMART


CMHA Calgary’s YouthSMART Initiative (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) integrates mental health learning opportunities in local junior and senior high schools, as well as youth community groups. Operating for over a decade, and reaching close to 25,000 young people each year, YouthSMART provides mental health education, proven to generate an awareness of mental health topics, combat stigma, and encourage appropriate help seeking behaviours amongst Calgary and area youth. For more information about CMHA Calgary’s YouthSMART, check out YouthSMART.ca


I learned that mental illness and well-being have different meanings and are both exclusive of each other. I have learned more about stigma around mental health and ways that we can gradually work as a collective to improve and feel more at ease opening up and discussing these topics. I recommend this course for everybody, regardless of whether they are doing great mentally or not.

PArticipant of mental health awareness

I really enjoyed taking this course. The information on it was very useful to me and even to those around me. Because of this course, I was able to provide proper support to a close friend.

participant of stress management and healthy coping course

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