mental health certifications

October 8
Mental Health Crisis Response (MHCR) Online *Special World Mental Health Day Offer*

9am - 5pm
$42 + HST (Original price $85)

Canada (and the world) is in the grips of a mental health crisis, one only further exacerbated by this global health pandemic. Do you know what to do if someone is experiencing a mental health crisis? – That’s ok, most people don’t. In fact, most people feel totally unprepared to act. This course changes that! Our MHCR 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.

This one day 8-hour virtual certificate course will provide you with hands on practical solutions to address a number of challenging mental health situations you might encounter with applications in both your personal and professional lives.

This course will teach you how to be a good first responder in a crisis and handle the situation effectively and appropriately until other professional supports are engaged.

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.

This program is delivered by trained mental health clinicians with support and guest features from other professionals.

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October 14
Skilled Suicide Intervention Online *Special World Suicide Prevention Day Offer*

9am - 4pm
$42 + HST (Original price $85)

Every day an average of 10 Canadians a day are lost to suicide. Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms that someone is thinking about suicide? Or how to intervene? Unfortunately, most people don’t. Our one day 8-hour online certificate course changes that!

Our Skilled Suicide Intervention will teach you to be able to recognize potential signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation, how to ask someone if they are suicidal, and how to successfully intervene with an emphasis on safety.

This virtual certificate course will also explore best practices in suicide interventions, myths and facts about suicide, and teach you how to connect with appropriate resources and supports. We'll close with a focus on mindful self-care for the helper post-intervention.

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.

This program is delivered by trained mental health clinicians with support and guest features from other professionals.

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