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Peterborough Lions Community Centre

347 Burnham Street

Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

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Join the Peterborough Drug Strategy and the Question of Care project for a one-day interactive workshop on mental distress recognition and response and suicide support practices. Learn about a variety of mental illness as well as simple verbal de-escalation techniques and communication strategies.

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Mental Distress: Recognition and Response
Training participants will learn about the difference between mental health and mental illness, as well as the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Participants will learn about a variety of mental illness, including common symptoms and presentation. As well, simple verbal de-escalation techniques and communication strategies will be reviewed.

safeTALK:
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

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Jack Veitch (CMHA-HKPR) Jack Veitch is the Health Promoter and Educator with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch. Jack has worked with his local CMHA branch for over ten years in a variety of roles including; Housing, Community Support, Intensive Case Management and Forensic Case Management. In his current role, Jack teaches a variety of certificate courses including safeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health Works, Mental Health First Aid and Living Life to the Full and is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Advisor. Jack was a part of the team that helped to create the Ontario Hockey League/CMHA Ontario Talk Today program, in which he currently works as the Peterborough Petes Mental Health Coach.

The cost of this training has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Tickets are sold on a cost-recovery basis. Bursaries are available upon request. Coffee, tea, and snacks included.

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Peterborough Lions Community Centre

347 Burnham Street

Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

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