Courses and Workbooks

Here you will find links to local programs, courses and other self-help workbooks or guides that are available at no cost.

Campus Workshops

  • ASIST Training Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day, skills based workshop for intervening with a person at risk of suicide.

The learning objectives include; recognize that caregivers and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide, discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner, identify risk alerts and develop a safe plan related to them, demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide

There is no cost to attend the workshop however, a faculty/department speed code must be provided at the time of registration in case of a cancellation with 48 hours of the course or a failure to attend. The faculty/department will be assessed $100.00 cancellation/no show fee per participant.

Note: Mental Health First Aid is strongly recommended as a prerequisite

Email to register.  Registration requests must have the following information;

  • name, department, speed code, phone number

The ASIST Workshop is presented by the Centre for Suicide Prevention and the workshop meets the Canadian Accreditation Council of Human Services (CACOHS) Training Guidelines.  

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Basic - MHFA Basic is offered to U of A faculty and staff members working in a front line capacity - request additional information.
  • Employee and Family Assistance (EFAP) e-Courses

  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer) - QPR Training is a certified suicide prevention training program that provides community education and engagement in addressing suicide. 

 Antidepressant Skills Workbook

The Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace manual is intended for:

    • Working people with low mood, who may be at risk for developing depression
    • Working people who have developed mild or major depression
    • Individuals who have been off work for a period of time
    • Partners, family members, friends or workplace colleagues who want to help
    • Employers, supervisors or managers concerned about their staff
    • Treatment providers who would like a tool to use as an adjunct to their clinical treatment

The manual can be used online or downloaded for free. It focuses on ways to deal with workplace problems so they are less likely to cause depressed mood or lead to depression, and reduce the effects of depression and depressed mood on work satisfaction and performance.

CMHA Edmonton Region Programs

The following programs are offered through the Edmonton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)
  • ASIST Tune Up
  • Suicide Awareness for Everyone (safeTALK)

Visit the Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton website for additional information. 

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