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Training and Education Opportunities

Student Counselling Services is pleased to offer training to students, staff, and community members regarding mental health. These trainings are informative and will build your competencies around mental health concerns. Participants from all programs below will receive a resource book of course content and an official certificate from the developer organization.

Certificate Courses


This course was created by an organization called LivingWorks Inc. to teach participants to recognize persons who have thoughts of suicide and refer them to people who are trained to do a Suicide Intervention. The course is available to anyone over the age of 15 and is approximately 3 hours in length.

Cost per Participant
Laker: $15.00 + tax
External: $40.00 tax

​Dates Offered ​Times

April 7th 2017

​1:00 - 4:00 PM

Tattered Teddies

This workshop, a Centre for Suicide Prevention Course, provides information and offers practical strategies and awareness for those working with children under the age of 12 and who may have thoughts of suicide, with a focus on childhood development. This course is approximately 3.5 hours in duration.

Cost per Participant
Laker: $45.00 tax
External: $65.00​ tax

Dates Offered​ Time​
March 31st 2017 ​ 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Straight Talk

This workshop, a Centre for Suicide Prevention Course, has been created for adults working with youth aged 12-24 who have thoughts of suicide. The workshop discusses strategies to encompass the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group. This course is approximately 3.5 hours in duration.

Cost per Participant
Laker: $45.00 tax
External: $65.00​ tax

Dates Offered​ ​Time
March 24th 2017 ​1:00 - 4:30 PM

Mental Health First Aid​ – For Adults who Interact With Youth

This workshop, a Mental Health Commission of Canada course, was developed to train people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crises. Mental Health First Aid: For Adults Who Interact With Youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 - 24. Topics include: substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and deliberate self-injury. This workshop is two days in duration.

Cost per Participant
Laker: $55.00 tax
External: $125.00​ tax​

​Dates Times
March 18th and 19th 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM​


To register for courses or inquiries, please use the online links above or contact us at or 705.474.3450, ext. 4507. Please note that there is a fee for participation in all Certificate Courses. Course dates are offered based on demand and will be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants are not met. If a session is cancelled you will be refunded or able to transfer your registration to another workshop date. There is a 10$ administration fee for all refunds. 48 hours notice is mandatory for all cancellations. ​​​

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507
Brantford Campus
50 Wellington St.
Brantford, ON, Canada N3T 2L6
Tel: 519.752.1524 | Fax: 519.752.8372

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