Community Education and Training

We offer a wide range of educational workshops. All workshops are interactive, incorporate evidence-based practices, and are delivered by qualified facilitators.

To learn more about upcoming community courses email Tami Muhlert at [email protected]

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day workshop that provides participants the ability to provide life-assisting suicide first-aid intervention.  During the two-day interactive workshop participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide using the Pathway for Assisting Life (PAL) model.

Participants have the option of joining an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop presented at CMHA-Vernon, or you can bring an ASIST workshop to your organization (minimum of 10 participants).  ASIST must be 2 consecutive dates due to the nature of the content.

For more information contact Tami Muhlert at [email protected]

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid shares the same overall purpose as traditional first aid—to save lives.  Created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and delivered by experienced, professional, and engaging facilitators, this 2-day workshop includes:

  • Explanations of mental health, mental illness, and mental health problems
  • Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations
  • Information about effective interventions and treatments
  • Ways to access professional help.

Participants have the option of joining a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) workshop presented at CMHA-Vernon, or you can bring a MHFA workshop to your organization (minimum of 8 participants).  Organizations can choose to run MHFA on 2 consecutive dates, 2 non-consecutive dates or 4 non-consecutive dates within a one-month period.

For more information contact Tami Muhlert at [email protected]

Responding with Respect Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers

This highly effective workshop is designed to reduce the negative impact of mental health challenges in the workplace. One in three Canadians will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in their lifetime, while others will experience challenges that don’t meet the threshold for a diagnosed illness. Both these realities can impact an employee’s wellness and performance. This workshop has been designed specifically for managers and supervisors to build on their knowledge and skills to support an employee when they are struggling with what may be a mental health challenge, or with a situation that is affecting their mental health. You don’t need to become a mental health expert to support your teams. This skill-building workshop is highly interactive, focusing on how to have a respectful conversation using the 4R Action Toolkit® and includes relevant case scenarios, and a variety of activities and discussions to ensure engagement.

Managers will learn how to:

  • Identify practices for cultivating approachable leadership
  • Use the 4R Action Toolkit™ for effective results
  • Recognize healthy boundaries
  • Identify the application of 4Rs in urgent situations
  • Appreciate a manager’s role in an employee’s recovery

    For more information contact Tami Muhlert at [email protected]

     

    Do you need to chat?Our Crisis Chat service is available now

    Picking up the phone can be challenging and uncomfortable and we get that. We encourage you to use our online Crisis Chat. Crisis Chat is available from 5pm – 9pm Thursday through Sunday. You can access Crisis Chat here.

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