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.
October 17 and 18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register here
December 4 and 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 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.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register here
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register Here
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register Here
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 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.
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.
New dates coming soon
First Responder 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.
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.