To register for off-site workshops (at your organization’s location) please call 416-789-7957 ext. 3035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SUICIDE INTERVENTION TRAININGS:
ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours. Suitable for all persons in positions of trust: health professionals, social service workers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, and community volunteers. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress
This interactive workshop is for anyone interested in developing an understanding of mental health and mental distress. We will define and explore mental health and mental distress, as well as stigma, discrimination, assumptions, supportive communication tools, and resources. This workshop includes a variety of learning opportunities such as reflective discussion, story-sharing, videos, and activities. The full-day version of this workshop includes a guest speaker who will share their mental health story with participants.
Mental Distress: Recognition & Response
This workshop is focused on developing your capacity to respond to individuals experiencing distress. It is particularly helpful for groups working with the public or providing customer service. Groups who have requested and benefited from this workshop include security guards, health care providers, employment service providers, government staff and community workers. After exploring how to recognize distress we will focus on communication and de-escalation skills that work.
HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS (3 hours):
Compassion Fatigue and Self Care
Are you a caregiver in your professional or personal life? This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to assess, recognize and validate their own needs for self-care and self-compassion. We will share stories, strategies and resources to help reduce stress and improve quality of life.
Mental Distress: Recognition & Response (Youth)
This workshop is similar to the half-day version of Mental Distress: Recognition and Response, but it is designed for individuals working with or supporting youth. Communication skills, de-escalation strategies and resources will be explored and discussed.
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress (brief version; no guest speaker)
Mental Distress: Recognition and Response (brief version)
ONE-HOUR WORKSHOPS (now offered virtually):
Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing
This interactive and engaging workshop explores such questions as:
What is mental health and wellbeing?
What impacts our mental health?
What is mental distress?
How do I know that I might need help?
What kinds of help are available?
How can we support each other?
Coping with Stress
This workshop helps individuals identify the main contributors to work/life stress, and learn coping strategies to achieve a sense of balance, satisfaction and success in their family and work lives. Participants are encouraged to evaluate their existing coping techniques and learn new stress management strategies. They will learn and practice various types of simple, effective techniques to combat the sources and symptoms of stress, which can be performed easily at work and at home.
Mental Health in the Workplace
This workshop focuses on the warning signs of mental health problems in the workplace, and how they can affect an employee’s performance. It also examines why an employee might not disclose their mental health problem, as well as why it’s important to act if there is a problem. Tips on how to approach an employee, and use your management skills to support and accommodate your staff will be discussed.