Faculty and Staff

Workshops and Online Learning

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 

Mental Health First Aid training is offered to University staff and faculty who have regular dealings with staff and students. The program is offered by the Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada and their certified instructors. 

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in the midst of a mental health crisis. Similar to physical first aid training, Mental Health First Aid provides instruction to individuals and aids in developing their ability and confidence to offer basic first line mental health first aid to others when required. 

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 within 48 hours of the course or a failure to attend. The faculty/department will be assessed $50.00 cancellation/no show fee. When open, registration is by email to org.health@ualberta.ca. Registration requests must include name, department, speed code and phone number.

In 2018, training will take place on April 5/6; August 22/23; and December 6/7. Registration opens approximately 6 weeks prior to each workshop. When open, registration is by email to org.health@ualberta.ca.

QPR Training

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

QPR is gatekeeper training that teaches faculty, staff, and students the skills to recognize and support people who may be having thoughts of suicide. This training provides campus individuals with essential skills to prevent suicide. Through this training our campus community will become stronger and more able to help provide support to one another. The program is offered by the Community Social Work Team.

ASIST Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 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.

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. 

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. When open, registration is by email to org.health@ualberta.ca. Registration requests must include name, department, speed code and phone number.

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

The Working Mind 

The Working Mind is an education-based program designed to raise the awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace.  Facilitated by the Mental Health Commission on Canada instructors, this session is specific to managers and supervisors and speaks specifically to workplace accommodations and return to work, observing changes in behaviours of staff, appropriate actions to take and communicating with staff about mental health/illness in a workplace setting.  

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 $50.00 cancellation/no show fee per participant.When open, registration is by email to org.health@ualberta.ca.

Note: This session is being run as a pilot offering on campus for managers and supervisors in October 2018

 

Employee and Family Assistance (EFAP) e-Courses