Together We Give Hope

Special Programming During the Current Health Situation

The Crisis Centre offers courses and workshops that provide skills and tools to help yourself, others and your team through these challenging and changing times. Content includes suicide response, crisis intervention and tools for supporting our mental health.

We can work with your agency or school to tailor our programming to suit your needs and situation. Please fill out this form and we will get back to you soon.

Suicide Prevention Training

What is it about?

The Crisis Centre is partnering with LivingWorks to increase access to quality, evidence-based suicide prevention training. LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to everyone age 15 and older, and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. In this 60 to 90 minute training, you will learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you will have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations. Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.

The Crisis Centre partners with LivingWorks to offer this program. We can augment this training with online zoom meetings, before and/or after the training. Please contact us for more information.

When is it happening?

Upon registration, participants can take this training whenever it is convenient. 

What is needed?

Access to the Internet, access to a microphone, just the ability to watch and listen.

Registration

REGISTER HERE 

If you are an organization and would like to augment with additional Zoom meeting, before and/or after, please contact us for more information.

Skillfully Responding to Distress

What is it about?

This half-day session explores how to skillfully respond to and de-escalate emotional distress. Content includes understanding the stress response, active listening, applying a crisis intervention model, facilitating the development of a short-term coping plan for a person in crisis, boundary setting, and self-care. Incorporates videos, small group discussions and case studies.

When is it happening?

Attend a live Zoom Webinar.

  • Wednesday, July 15 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (PT)

Register

REGISTER HERE

  • Standard Registration: $45
  • Student/Low Income: $25

If you are unable to pay because you have been financially impacted by the current situation, please contact info [at] crisiscentre.bc.ca about further discounts to paid courses.

Living with Change and Uncertainty: Adults/Older Adults

What is it about?

In this four-part course we explore and try out a variety of mindfulness-based tools that help reduce stress and support our well-being during this time of change and uncertainty. Each session will include videos, discussion and simple mindfulness practices.

Well-suited for adults and older adults who might be new to mindfulness and want to give it a try!

When is it available?

Attend live Zoom Webinars or recorded video classes weekly at anytime.

July 8-17 Sessions: Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 to 1:00 pm (PT)

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020
  • Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • Friday, July 17, 2020

Aug 11-20 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 to 11:30 am (PT)

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

What is needed?

Basic Internet. You don’t need a webcam or mic. Just the ability to watch and listen!
Attending a live Zoom Webinar is as straightforward as clicking on a link. Webinar attendees do not need their own Zoom account to join a Webinar and can easily join from any desktop, laptop, mobile device, or Zoom Room.

Register

July 8-17 REGISTER HERE

Aug 11-20 REGISTER HERE

Youth Mindfulness Programming for Youth/Young Adults

What is it about?

Schools and youth-serving organizations can book the Crisis Centre's innovative, strength-based Mindfulness Program for Youth for flexible and adaptive social and emotional learning opportunities. Offered as a single session (one-hour) or a multi-session program up to 8 sessions (half-hour sessions), this can be tailored for youth and young adults. The mindfulness program provides life skills and practices that support self-awareness, emotion and impulse regulation, improved attention and empathy for self and others.

Please contact us to discuss booking an online program for your school or youth-serving agency.  We strive to make this viable for all organizations, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.

Currently offering:

What's in Your ToolBox?: Mindfulness Skills for Everyday Living

Partnered with Foundry, this drop-in workshop will be co-facilitated by Foundry Virtual Peer Supporters and a facilitator from the Crisis Centre. You are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions fit with your schedule and areas of interest. Please see the outline for more information on what will be covered.

When is it happening?

What's in Your ToolBox?: Mindfulness Skills for Everyday Living

June 22 to July 15, 2020

Live every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:00 pm (PT)

(No class on Canada day, July 1, this class will run Thursday July 2)

The Crisis Centre Mindfulness Program for Youth can be offered as part of a youth or school program, and can be tailored to fit your needs. We can provide a single session or a multi-session 4-week program (8 sessions).

What is needed?

Basic Internet. Webinar attendees do not need their own Zoom account to join and can easily join from any desktop, laptop, mobile device, or Zoom Room.

Registration

REGISTER HERE for What's in Your ToolBox?: Mindfulness Skills for Everyday Living (free)

 

Tools for Managing Stress and Burnout: 6 Weeks - Adults

What is it about? 

The current health situation is beyond what many of us have dealt with in our lifetime. Join us in this 6-week online course to connect with others, and learn ways that you can support yourself. Each 60-minute webinar is led by an experienced mindfulness educator who will share simple, practical mindfulness tools to support our mental health. Each session focuses on a different theme, and incorporates a variety of activities, videos and guided mindfulness practices. 

Participation is flexible. You can attend live and/or access recorded classes weekly at any time. You will receive weekly resources and information to support learning. 

Suitable for those with little to no mindfulness experience or those with experience who are looking for new insights.

When is it happening?

Attend live Zoom Webinars or recorded video classes weekly at anytime.

  • Wednesdays, Sept 9 to Oct 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (PT)
  • Wednesdays, Oct 28 to Dec 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 am (PT)

What is needed?

Basic Internet. You don’t need a webcam or mic. Just the ability to watch and listen!

Attending a live Zoom Webinar is as straightforward as clicking on a link. Webinar attendees do not need their own Zoom account to join a webinar and can easily join from any desktop, laptop, mobile device, or Zoom Room.  

Bring a pen and paper if you want.

Registration

REGISTER HERE for Sept 9 to Oct 14, 2020

REGISTER HERE for Oct 28 to Dec 2, 2020

If you have been financially impacted by the current health situation, we are offering complimentary registration. For those who are able to pay the registration fee, we appreciate your financial support.

  • Standard Registration: $99
  • Student/ Low Income: $49
  • Group Rate (5+ individuals): $25
  • Complimentary: $0 (financial need)

 

If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicide, help is available! We are here to listen, here to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us:

Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)