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safeTALK Workshop Monday, December 12, 2016

CMHA Kootenays

Monday, 5 December 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

safeTALK Workshop Monday, December 12, 2016

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As part of Community Gatekeeper Training Project, CMHA Kootenays is offering a half-day safeTALK session to our non-profit community members.

safeTALK is an evidence-based Suicide Alertness Training, and you will gain practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

safeTALK is a half-day training that features:

•    Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer

•    Access to support from a local community resource person

•    Powerful audiovisual learning aids

•    The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe

•    Hands-on skills practice and development

This training is a half-day and will be offered on the following date and time:

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm (PST)

Location: United Church, 1300 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4E7

Age: This workshop is intended for participants 15 years and older.

Fees: Individual registration $35 (this rate is based on participants who are students, seniors, First Nations or an employee/volunteer of a non-profit organization).  The cost of registration also includes your workshop materials.

Important: Minimum 48 hours’ notice is required for cancelling the registration for a full refund. No refund will be issued if you cancel within 48 hours.

Please note that this workshop will require a minimum of 10 participants to a maximum of 30 participants. CMHA Kootenays reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of participants is not met. In the event the workshop is cancelled by CMHA Kootenays, a full refund will be issued.

Talking about suicide can be difficult, however, more so if you have recently been impacted by a suicide attempt or death. We encourage you to take significant time for healing before attending a suicide intervention training.   For some this may be a number of months, and for others this could be a year or more. Only you know. 

If you have experienced a suicide death additional healing support is available by contacting your local Crisis Line at 1-888-353-CARE (2273) or by calling 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

You will be provided with a workbook for this session. Please bring a pen for you to take some notes. Please also dress comfortably for the training.

Refreshments and/or snacks will be up to the participant.

Please refrain from wearing perfume or any other scented products when you come to the training so those who may be sensitive to fragrances can also attend the training.

To reserve your seat, please make payment to CMHA Kootenays no later than 1 week prior to the workshop. Payment can be dropped off to Silver City Gardens, 1939 Columbia Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 1K5.  Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm. 

For more information, please contact Patricia Whalen at 250-426-5222 ext.3124 or at pwhalen@cmhakootenays.org.

I look forward to working with you to build suicide-safer communities.

Patricia Whalen

Regional Gatekeeper Coordinator

CMHA-Kootenays

100-1000 21st Avenue North, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5L9

Telephone: 250-426-5222 ext. 3124

Fax: 250-426-2134

Visit our website at www.kootenays.cmha.bc.ca for the latest information about CMHA for the Kootenays programs, services, and special features.

 

Have questions about safeTALK Workshop Monday, December 12, 2016? Contact CMHA Kootenays

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United Church
1300 Pine Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4E7
Canada

Monday, 5 December 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)


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CMHA Kootenays

Our Vision: Mental health for all

Our Mission

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes the mission through advocacy, education, research and service 

Kootenays Branch Mandate

To promote the mental health, wellness and emotional stability of all individuals within the communities we serve.

Kootenays Branch will Achieve our Mission by;

  • Promoting a healthy,  holistic environment within communities; encouraging all individuals to address issues of abuse, violence, control, discrimination, and mental health.  The Association is dedicated to a model of service delivery which is both non-judgmental and empowering
  • Providing progressive and cost-effective housing andsupport services that model best practices and transfer skills to the individuals and families served;and
  • Initiatives that support the achievement of empowerment and self-determination of those served

The Framework for Support

The "Framework for Support" is the central philosophy guiding the activities of CMHA. This philosophy holds that a mental health consumer is at the center of any supportive mental health system.  The Community Resource Base, shown below, outlines a range of possible resources in addition to the formal mental health system which can provide support to a person with mental  health illness. Housing, income, work and education represent four basic elements of citizenship.

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