If you or someone you know needs help, please call Here 24/7 immediately!
Kids Help Phone (24/7 phone counselling) – 1800.668.6868
24/7 on-line counselling service – www.kidshelpphone.ca
24/7 on-line counselling service – www.yourlifecounts.org
For more information on suicide awareness and prevention:
Dufferin Child and Family Services – 519.941.1530
Mental Health Initiatives – Youth
SafeTALK – Helps all members of the community identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide intervention resources. People attending this workshop need no previous experience or training in order to become more ready, willing and able to be suicide prevention helpers.
The cost of this workshop is $50.00 per person.
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Helps all kinds of caregivers learn suicide first-aid intervention. Participants learn to identify who might be at risk, how to reach out and support the person and link them to resources. ASIST utilizes a variety of learning modalities including skills practice through simulations and role plays to help all participants gain confidence and competence in the skills they learn.
This is a full two-day workshop, offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The cost of this workshop for those who live or work in Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin is $200.00.