Check out these Mental Health training sessions offered by Student Wellness Services, which are excellent opportunities to support a community of care at Queen’s.
On their website, you can also view details for their diverse Wellness (therapeutic, clinician-led) groups, visits from Oscar the therapy dog, their Peer Health Educators Recreational Run Club, and their Cooking/Food programs.
You can also get information about booking an appointment with a physical or mental health provider, an accessibility advisor or a health promotion specialist – including their new Peer Wellness Coaching program.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) | Student Wellness (queensu.ca)
Wednesday October 12, 2022 - Thursday October 13, 2022 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm In-person
This 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Participants are strongly encouraged to complete either LivingWorks START and/or safeTALK prior to taking ASIST. All participants must attend both full days to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will also receive program materials including a workbook. COST: $60 for students and $85 for staff/faculty.
safeTALK | Student Wellness (queensu.ca) Suicide Alert Helper Training
Friday October 14, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mitchell Hall, room 126
Also offered Wednesday December 7, 2022 1:00pm – 4:00pm In-Person TBD
This session prepares participants to recognize people who are having thoughts of suicide by applying the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) and connect them to a suicide first-aid intervention caregiver. Powerful videos illustrate the importance of suicide alertness, while discussion and practice simulate learning. All participants must attend the full 3 hours to receive their certificate of completion. Participants will also receive program materials including a workbook. Cost is $15 for students and $25 for staff/faculty.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) | Student Wellness (queensu.ca)
Thursday October 27, 2022 -Friday October 28, 2022; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - In-person
This 2-day in-person training aims to improve mental health literacy through greater depth and breadth of understanding of mental health issues. The purpose of MHFA is to teach participants how to best assist someone who is showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. All participants must attend both full days to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will also receive program materials including a workbook. Cost is $50 for students and $75 for staff/faculty.
Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress | Student Wellness (queensu.ca)
Wednesday November 16, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online via Zoom (link sent upon registration)
This session helps students, staff and faculty learn how to recognize when students are struggling and how to respond with particular emphasis on immediate distress and/or crisis. Participants will gain practical tips on what to say and what to do in order to connect students with the appropriate resources available on-campus, in the community and/or online. Cost: Free