Mental Health and Wellness Training

Learner Success Services at Bow Valley College is offering free training to Bow Valley College staff, faculty and students who work with and/ or care for people. These training programs will assist you with recognizing and acting to support mental health and wellness in others.

Due to the certification of each workshop, minimum enrollment is required. As such, workshops can be canceled due to low enrollment, at any time.

Upcoming training includes:


 Mental Health First Aid

This 14 hour workshop will teach you basic information on various mental illnesses, how to promote the recovery of good mental health, and the resources available to help support someone with a mental health concern.

Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.

December 4 and 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

February 20 and 21, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

April 23 and 24, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

May 27 and 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

June 24 and 25. 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

October 22 and 23, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

December 2 and 3, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here


The founders of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) present, SafeTALK;  a half-day (3.5 hour) suicide alertness certification that prepares anyone 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Register Here


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

This 14 hour workshop is an intensive, practice-dominated certification designed to help caregivers recognize and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.

Feb 20 and 21, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register here

April 23 and 24, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register here

Nov 12 and 13, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register here


Community Helpers Training

Do you find friends asking for your help, but you’re worried you’ll give them the wrong advice? Learn the basics of peer support with Community Helpers Training.

Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.


Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services 

First Responders to Sexual Assault and Abuse

This training is beneficial to both students and employees at Bow Valley College to learn how to identify and respond to people impacted by sexual violence. Bow Valley College community members will increase their skills and confidence to address sexual abuse and sexual assault, both on and off campus.

Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.

February 20 and 21, 2020 from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

April 29 and 30, 2020 from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here



Creating a Culture of Consent: Community Bystander Interventions


Workshop hosted by: Centre for Sexuality

In this workshop, participants will increase their knowledge and identify how media and society perpetuate harmful messages about consent, relationships, and sexual violence. We will explore and discuss the bystander effect and some common barriers to intervention. Participants will also learn practical tools that will prepare them to recognize when and how they can be active bystanders.

Bystander Intervention training is open to students and staff.


Kairos Blanket Exercise

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The Kairos Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here

Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register here

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