Together We Give Hope

Training & Courses for Adults

Over 200 organizations trained.

Training Overview

Our evidence-based training programs provide skills and tools for emotional well-being, stress reduction, and crisis and suicide response.  Through consultation, training and ongoing support we support communities and organizations to build a holistic and comprehensive approach to building suicide-safer communities.

Our leading-edge training workshops are varied, we provide introductory level courses for those with little or no previous experience, as well training for mental health professionals. Participants include school staff, health care practitioners, police, emergency services staff, youth workers, counsellors, youth leaders, older adult care providers, and the community at-large.

Workshops are fee-for-service, with funds going directly into the operations of the Crisis Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide low barrier, non-judgmental support.

To book training for your organization or community, submit a Training Request form and our staff will be in touch.

For more information email: info@crisiscentre.bc.ca.

 

Suicide Prevention Trainings

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Attend the world’s leading suicide intervention training program.

safeTALKLearn powerful and practical life-saving skills in just half a day.

safeTALK Training for Trainers – Become a safeTALK trainer and share this valuable suicide prevention education in your community or organization

ASIST Tune-Up – Refresh and refine skills learned in ASIST.  Recommended that this refresher be completed every two years.

suicide to Hope –  one-day workshop to build a recovery and growth approach to suicide prevention.

Training Request Form

Mental Health & Well-Being

 

Workshops & CoursesLearn simple, practical tools for stress reduction and self-care.  Sessions are offered in-house or online, and offer researched-based mindfulness tools for self-awareness and long-term resiliency.

Coping Using Mindfulness – Learn more about supporting mental health through mindfulness.

“​This session was very informative and exceeded my expectations. It provided me with information and resources that can easily be utilized as everyday practice​.” – Health Care Professional

 

Skillfully Responding to Distress

 

Skillfully Responding to Distress – Using a variety of learning tools (videos, discussions and practice), this interactive session uncovers and explores how we can skillfully respond to and de-escalate emotional distress. This trauma-informed session explores: understanding the stress response, self-awareness of our own triggers and needs, active listening, mindfulness, boundary setting, and self-care.

“Great workshop, I learned a lot. I feel better prepared to work with families and be empathetic.”  – Mental Health Worker

Training Request Form

Consulting and Capacity Building

Our agency provides consultation, training and ongoing support to organizations and communities in an effort to support a holistic and comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.  Our services include:

  • Developing suicide prevention protocols and guidelines.
  • Providing support to new safeTALK or ASIST trainers, or those who are looking to re-activate their ASIST or safeTALK trainer status.  This can be provided by phone or in-person.
  • safeTALK Training for Trainers – Become a safeTALK facilitator and share this valuable suicide prevention education in your community or organization.

For more information, contact lripley@crisiscentre.bc.ca.


Future Training Dates

safeTALK and ASIST are held regularly at the Crisis Centre.  All trainings can also be provided off-site, as requested. Training Request Form

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