Contact-based learning - learning facilitated by those who have lived or are living the experience

- has well been established as key to decreasing stigma.  We also know that education and knowledge are critical components to increasing understanding - and understanding changes everything.


At CHANNAL, we provide opportunities to learn from and connect with individuals who are

extensively trained in relating their experiences

for the purpose of decreasing stigma and enhancing understanding. With a variety of short and medium

-length sessions, to extensive 5-day training programs, CHANNAL has been enhancing learning and reducing stigma for over 30 years.


While topics change over time and are updated regularly, some of our core sessions include: