Trainings

Upcoming Training Dates

Student Mental Health 101

  • Available only to current York University students. This session is led by a Peer Health Educator. *If you are a York University staff or faculty member, please access available trainings here
  • 2 hours in person 

Student Mental Health 101 aims to provide students with the skills needed to recognize, respond and refer other peers with mental health concerns. The learning objectives of this session include:

    • Helping participants gain a better understanding of the type of mental health concerns that York University students face. We will review statistics unique to our York student population to allow participants to better understand, normalize and empathize with complex lived experiences.
    • Increasing awareness of some of the mental health related situations you may encounter as a peer when interacting with fellow classmates, colleagues and/or friends 
    • Being able to recognize, respond, and refer students experiencing mental health issues and/or distress to appropriate campus resources. 
    • Providing opportunities to practice the skills needed to support students experiencing mental health issues and/or distress. 
    • Increasing understanding of the importance of your own self-care, well-being and the necessity for healthy boundaries to be an effective helper.  

Register here for any of the dates below:

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 230 PM- 430 PM
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 230 PM- 430 PM
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 230 PM- 430 PM
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 230 PM- 430 PM
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 430 PM- 630 PM

 

safeTALK

  • Available only to current York University 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.

 

Date  Time

 

Registration 
Thursday, August 1, 2019  1pm – 4pm.    *This training date has passed
Thursday, September 12, 2019  1pm – 4pm.  *This training date has passed
Wednesday, October 2, 2019  1pm – 4pm.  *This training date has passed
Monday, November 4, 2019  1pm – 4pm.  *This training date has passed
Thursday, December 5, 2019  1pm – 4pm.  *This training date has passed
Tuesday, January 14, 2020  1pm – 4pm.  *This training date has passed
Wednesday, February 5, 2020  1pm – 4pm.   Register here 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020  1pm – 4pm.   *This link will only be active on February 3rd  
Wednesday, April 1, 2020  1pm – 4pm.   *This link will only be active on March 4th 

Note: Location information will be provided upon successful registration.  

** Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start-time. Due to the sensitive nature of this training, late participants will not be permitted into the sessionCertification requirements follows strict protocol set forth by Livingworks Education. 

ASIST

  • Available only to current York University students, faculty, and staff
  • 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.
 

Date  Time

 

Registration 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

830am – 430pm.   *This training date has passed
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

 

830am – 430pm.   *Register at this link 
Monday, April 27, 2020

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

830am – 430pm.   *This link will open March 26, 2020

Note: Location information will be provided upon successful registration.