Together We Give Hope

Training & Courses for Adults

During the current health emergency, we have put together a single web page of all community learning and education programming. Please click here.

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.  Each year, we work with and train over 200 organizations.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Book a training for your agency or community:   Training Request Form

 

Mental Health & Well-Being

 

Learn practical, mindfulness-based tools for increasing well-being and managing stress and burnout.   We offer a 6-week online course as well as offsite workplace wellness sessions.    Learn more about the evidence 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 builds skills to respond 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

 

Book a training for your agency or community:  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.

Please email info@crisiscentre.bc.ca or submit a Training Request Form, and a staff will be in contact.

 

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