Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Campus Initiative

Train the Trainer – MHIF (Round 1)

Project Summary:

Laurentian University has secured $ 86,700.00 through the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities – Mental Health Innovation fund to support Mental Health training on campus and in local communities. In addition, through a collaboration with Humber College, Laurentian will ensure that a minimum of six individuals as certified trainers in Mental Health First Aid. Laurentian will also ensure that five individuals are trained as certified trainers in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. In addition, Laurentian will organize cultural sensitivity training for trainers, faculty, staff, students and members of partner institutions through the following programs, 1) Aboriginal Suicide Intervention and Awareness, 2) Aboriginal Intergenerational Trauma. Certified mental health trainers will subsequently provide mental health training to respondents on campus and in the local communities.

Final Deliverables:

  • 4 Aboriginal Suicide Intervention and Awareness workshops – two on campus and two in a partner community.
  • 4 Intergenerational Trauma workshops – two on campus and two in a partner community.
  • 5 individuals trained as trainers in ASIST – two from Laurentian and three from partner institutions.
  • 6 Mental Health First Aid trainers – trained within the collaboration with Humber College
  • 150 – 200 individuals trained as respondents in Mental First Aid
  • 50 – 70 Respondents trained in suicide ASIST

The project is coordinated through Health and Wellness Services at Laurentian University

Project Contact:

Denise Frolick-Gauthier

Manager, Aboriginal Student Affairs
Laurentian University

Earl Black

Manager, Accessibility Services
Laurentian University

Lyne Rivet

Manager, Health & Wellness Services
Laurentian University

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