Community Social Work Team

Community Helpers Program

Open to all U of A staff and students, the Community Helpers program provides practical skills that you can use in your day-to-day life. The goal is to build on your natural helping ability by providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support your peers’ mental health and well-being. The Program:

  • bridges “formal” and “informal” support for young people,
  • focuses on prevention and early identification for young people who may be at risk,
  • provides extensive training in resources, linkages, and support,
  • provides a model for community capacity building related to the issue of youth mental health promotion, 
  • reduces stigma by increasing community awareness,
  • expands knowledge on mental health issues, and
  • improves interventions for those who may be at risk of suicide.
All training sessions are on North Campus unless otherwise specified. Attendance on both days is mandatory.

Student Training

This training is suited for all undergraduate and graduate students (as well as recent alumni) including those in student leadership positions and those who hold student staff positions on campus. The online registration link will be made available on the corresponding date listed.

Upcoming Sessions

Online Registration Opens

September 22 - 23, 2018   FULL
October 20 - 21, 2018    FULL
November 15 - 16, 2018   REGISTER NOW
January 26 - 27, 2019   January 8, 2019
February 21 - 22, 2019   January 22, 2019
March 9 - 10, 2019   February 5, 2019
April 30 - May 1, 2019   April 2, 2019

Staff Training

This training is suited for all staff, including university administrators, support staff, teaching faculty, and graduate teaching assistants. The online registration link will be made available on the corresponding date below.

Upcoming Sessions

Online Registration Opens

December 11 - 12, 2018

 

REGISTER NOW
June 18 - 19, 2019

 

May 21, 2019