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Workshops and Training

Student Counselling Services is pleased to offer the following trainings 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.

*If you have a group of ten or more we can arrange a seperate training date. Please e-mail us at counselling@nipissingu.ca.

safeTALK

safeTALK​ 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:
$20.00
External: $45.00

 

Dates: 

  • Thursday August 22nd 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Friday September 7th 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Monday September 17th 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday October 2nd 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Friday October 19, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Monday October 22nd 2018 from1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Monday November 19th 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Monday January 14th 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Monday March 4th 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm​


» Click here to register

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This course is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid also created by LivingWorks Inc. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't require any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. *Lunch is not provided.

Cost per Participant:
Laker:
$80.00
External: $165.00

Dates:

  • August 16th and 17th 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1/2 hour lunch)

  • October 27th and 28th 2018 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)

  • February 21st and 22nd 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)​

» Click here to register​

Tattered Teddies

Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored. Tattered Teddies is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies.

Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as they apply to children.


 

Cost per Participant:
Laker:
$55.00
External: $75.00

 

Dates:

  • Monday November 5th 2018 from 9:00 am -12:30 pm

  • Monday March 18th 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm​

 

» Click here to register

 

Mental Health First Aid – 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 crisis. Mental Health First Aid: Adults Who Interact with Youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 - 24. Topics include: Mental Health problems and Stigma, Substance related disorders, mood disorders, Anxiety and Trauma related disorders, Eating disorders and Psychotic disorders. This workshop is two days in duration. *Lunch is not provided.

Cost per Participant:
Laker:
$80.00
External: $165.00

 

Dates:

  • August 8th and 9th 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1/2 hour lunch)

  • November 3rd and 4th 2018 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)​

  • January 26th and 27th 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)​

  • March 2nd and 3rd 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1/2 hour lunch)​

  • March 21st and 22nd 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)​​​

» Click here to register

 

Straight Talk

Straight Talk is an interactive half-day workshop created for individuals working with youth aged 12 to 18.

Straight Talk encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group in presenting strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide. Relevant intervention strategies are explored through videos and case studies.

The intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) training as they apply to youth.

Cost per Participant:
Laker:
 $55.00
External: $165.00

Dates: 

  • Friday October 19th 2018 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM​​​​

  • Monday February 11th 2019 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Workshop Policies

  • Please note that there is a fee for participation in all Certificate Courses.
  • All registration and payment is to be completed online through the links below.
  • Course dates are offered based on demand and will be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met.
  • All workshops will take place at Nipissing University (100 College Drive, North Bay ON) unless otherwise specified.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent to all registrants 3 days prior to the workshop, this e-mail includes the room location.
  • Food/meals are not provided during any of our certificate workshops.
  • If you require any special accommodations to take part in the workshop please let us know by contacting us at counselling@nipissingu.ca.
  • If a session is cancelled you will be notified by e-mail up to 3 days prior to the scheduled workshop. Your options will be to request a free refund or transfer your registration to another workshop date.
  • There is a 10$ administration fee for all refunds, except if we have cancelled the workshop.
  • Cancellations will not be refunded if less than 5 days notice is not provided.

Registration

To register for courses or inquiries, please use the links above or contact us at counselling@nipissingu.ca or 705.474.3450, ext. 4507.

*Please note that there is a fee for participation in all Certificate Courses.


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