Training

Upcoming training dates

ASIST Training*
New sessions will begin again in Fall 2017
 safeTALK Training*
New sessions will begin again in Fall 2017

York University’s Mental Health and Wellness strategy includes building capacity to support York community members in mental wellness including training and education. The following sessions are available:

safeTALK

  • For students, faculty, and staff
  • 3 hours in person

safeTALK, is a training that prepares individuals to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

 

ASIST

  • For faculty, staff and students
  • 2 full days in person,  8:30am-4:30pm

*Please note: to become ASIST certified you must attend both training days.

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.

 

Mental Health 101

  • For faculty, staff and students
  • 1.5 hours in person

Mental Health 101 is a training module that provides students, faculty and staff the skills they need to identify, respond and refer to students with mental health concerns.  The learning objectives of this session include:

  • Gaining a better understanding of the mental health concerns facing York university students.
  • Increased awareness of some of the mental health related situations you may encounter in your role.
  • Being able to identify, connect with, and refer students in poor mental health and/or distress to appropriate campus resources.
  • Having the opportunity to practice the skills needed to support students in poor mental health and/or distress.

*Offered on request basis only

 

Interested in training sessions? Contact Stephanie Francis - stephfra@yorku.ca