Practical Training in Supportive Listening and Suicide Prevention.
Do your friends often come to you when they are upset?
Do people tell you that you are a good listener?
Do you find that young people trust you and sometimes confide in you?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then you are already a NATURAL HELPER.
Community Helpers is a free training initiative available in schools as SAFETY NET, and in workplaces and community groups for people who have a natural tendency to help others. Through workshops and skills training, Community Helpers provides information to strengthen an individual’s existing supportive skills while emphasizing the importance of self-care.
How do I become a Community Helper? In school settings, students are nominated or selected based on their desire to help others. Individuals can also register or choose to participate in adult workshops and presentations. To learn more, click on the appropriate button below.
Head Talks are presentations that open the discussion of mental health and wellness for youth and adult audiences delivering information that is easy to understand and practical.
Read more here.
Our Community Helpers Program in Grande Prairie is introducing a new workshop and support network for caregivers of youth this winter!
NAVIGATING TEEN MENTAL HEALTH POSTPONED
This workshop will help you prepare for many of the mental health issues that teens may be facing. Build understanding and increase your tools to handle these issues. This is not a crisis intervention group - for help with a crisis, call Mental Health at 780-538-5160 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm.
Following the workshop, join a support network created to help you stay connected to resources, ongoing support, training opportunities, and other caregivers.
- Effectively listen and respond to your teen
- Recognize the signs of a mental health crisis
- Gain tools to help teens with self-harm, anxiety, & depression
- Recognize problems that require professional help
- Learn how to access local services
- Reflect on the importance of caregiver self-care
For more information or to register:
We also are developing a workshop on understanding self harm. Please contact us for information or if you would be interested in attending.
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre thanks Alberta Health Services for their generous support of the Community Helpers program in our region.