Sign up for an online Mental Health Crisis Response Training Workshop this summer

You know what to do when someone is choking, but what if the health crisis before you is a mental one? What is the best way to respond, and what follow-up steps should you take?

Toronto’s HOAME Meditation has been offering a variety of workshops focused on mental health, and we think taking their 1-day Mental Health Crisis Response Training Workshop is a great way to be proactive and get comfortable and confident with knowing how to act, and what to do, for when you are confronted with a crisis. 

This one day 8-hour online course takes a solution-focused and strengths based approach to empower everyone with the important skills and knowledge needed to be an effective first responder.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize and identify signs and symptoms of mental health crisis
  • How to connect and provide support to individuals in crisis
  • Key verbals statements and step by step actions you can apply in each situation
  • How to ensure physical and psychological safety
  • Important legal policy and legislation every first responder should know
  • How to assist from an anti-oppressive framework free of bias and discrimination
  • How to take care of oneself following a crisis

This certificate course was created by mental health clinicians – Carolyn Plater MSW, RSW and Stephanie Kersta MSc, RP – post-secondary educators, creators of the Mindfulness in Modern Society certification at McMaster University, published researchers, and co-founders of Hoame modern meditation studio.

Whether it is a friend who’s dealing with severe depression, or a stranger you encounter on the street, this one-day course will help you feel better equipped to support someone in crisis. We’re certain it will be eye-opening in all sorts of ways.

August 27 / 9am – 5pm / $59. More info here

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