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:


The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind (TIM) will help you better understand mental health and the stigma that often surrounds it--on and off campus. TIM will show you how to have conversations about your own and other's mental well-being through an easy-to-use tool, the mental health continuum model. You'll also learn how to strengthen your mental health resilience using "The Big 4" coping strategies. This 4-hour, certificated course takes place Feb. 18 & 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in MS Teams. Participants will receive the meeting link after they have registered here: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/7efb4c2e-f498-46b8-8f1e-91a47f09ac51

Please note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff, and faculty. We are pleased to offer TIM training to help increase mental health literacy, as part of Bow Valley College's HIVE strategy (Healthy Institutions Valuing Engagement).

LGBT 101: History, Terminology, and Tools for Allyship - presented by Calgary Queer Arts Society’s Outreel Education Program  

LGBT 101 and Ally-ship ranges from a 60-120 workshop which aims to create bridges of understanding about the LGBT community. This includes a deep dive into the language developed and used by the community surrounding identity and self-expression, expands on the context of the historical LGBT rights movement and how it impacts us today, and tracks how these developments continue to s hape the world that we live in. This session will also explore the many ways to engage in effective ally-ship, both in a personal and professional context, and will leave participants with practical tools to help develop new relationships with the gender and sexually diverse community.
 
Session Date: February 5th 2021
Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm
 
Please register HERE  
 
Please Note: Training is only available to Bow Valley College students, staff and faculty.

 

START Suicide Prevention Training 

In this difficult time, people are struggling with increased stress and anxiety. Suicide prevention skills are needed more than ever.  As part of our Campus Mental Health Strategy (HIVE) and our Post-Secondary Mental Health grant, we are offering free registration in a one-hour online course for students, faculty and staff. LivingWorks START teaches individuals to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.

If you are interested in taking this course, please email counselling@bowvalleycollege.ca to be registered. 

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


QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This 1.5 hour training teaches community members the skills to recognize and support people who may be having thoughts of suicide. Through this training, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to:
    • Understand the common causes of suicidal behavior
    • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
    • Get help for someone in crisis and prevent suicide

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


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.

 


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.


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 Connections

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.



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.

LGBT 101 /Trans and Non-Binary 101 workshop

Discussing the continuum of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity -Exploring what transgender means -Etiquette when working and interacting with trans* people -How to be grammatically correct regarding gendered language -Exploring the range of gender identities -What does it mean to “transition”? -Question and answer period If you have any questions please contact, lfiebig@bowvalleycollege.ca

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


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.

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


ASIST Tune Up

If you have taken the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) within the last three years, you can extend your certification for 2 additional years by taking this Tune Up. Proof of prior ASIST attendance is required to attend the ASIST TuneUp.

Next Session: Winter 2021 Semester

If you have any questions about this course, please email: sbava@bowvalleycollege.ca.

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

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