Mental Health & Wellness Training
To sign up, please contact Crystal Johnson in the Sakala Success Centre (x. 4141)
The Inquiring Mind - Mental Health Commission of Canada
This 3.5 hour interactive workshop has been designed specifically for undergraduate students. It will help to increase participant’s awareness of mental health, address and reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide information on tools and resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency.
Participants will learn practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness in order to:
- Recognize signs and behaviours to help identify when you (or your friends) are not coping;
- Provide information aimed at reducing stigma and negative attitudes around mental illness;
- Effectively support your friends, classmates and peers who may be experiencing with poor mental health;
- Successfully look after your own mental wellness and increase your resiliency.
If you are interested in participating in a training here on campus, please contact the Sakala Success Centre or Elise Kruithof - email@example.com.
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 24). In addition, suicide has been a growing concern on university campuses across Canada. Many people are afraid to talk about suicide and do not know what to say or how to help someone who is suicidal.
This one hour workshop will give you the understanding and confidence you need to support someone who may be considering suicide.
Students trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
Watch this page for training opportunities or contact
- Sakala Success Centre or
- Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health First Aid, Supporting Youth
This 14-hour (2 day) training provides participants with an overview of the most common mental health challenges facing youth and young adults. Participants will gain skills recognizing when someone is struggling and provide techniques for delivering support. Success completion of the training results in a nationally recognized certificate.
For more information: Mental Health First Aid – Supporting Youth
First Responders for Disclosures of Sexual Violence (FRT Training)
This is a beginner yet comprehensive "Identify, Respond and Refer' training. Participants will gain information and skills to define sexual violence and recognize where it comes from. Participants will also be provided with ample opportunity to practice providing support for individuals who disclosure incidents of sexual violence.
For more information: FRT Training
Film for Thought
Mental health can be difficult to talk about. Films for Thought is a short film collection created by Art With Impact, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. For more information click here.