Public Education Programs
The Public Education Program’s goals are to encourage a more positive response towards mental health problems and to reduce stigma by providing information on our website and hosting various public awareness workshops throughout our area as requested. We can tailor work place information sessions based on specific requests of employers, other agencies or schools.
For More Information call CMHA-HPE at (613) 969-8874.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone aged 15 years or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone aged 16 year or older can learn and use the ASIST model.