Training Options

Here you can find a list of available trainings that can support faculty, staff and students who are part of a whole-campus approach to mental health crisis response.

More Feet on the Ground

This course, created by CICMH, prepares you to support students on your campus who may be living with mental health concerns. Through this course, you will learn how to recognize, respond, refer, and reflect on students experiencing mental health issues on campus.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Branches

Your local CMHA branch may offer crisis response and/or intervention training. They may also offer many of the other trainings whose information is provided on this webpage. To find your local CMHA branch, please visit 



LivingWorks offers a variety of training for different levels of mental health awareness and skills-building. See below for their offerings:

LivingWorks Start – LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute training that enables participants to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.

safeTALK – safeTALK is a 4-hour training that helps participants to recognize signs that someone may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, engage them, and connect them to an intervention resource for further support.

ASIST – ASIST is a two-day training that enables participants to recognize signs that someone may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, provide a skilled intervention, and develop a safety plan to keep someone alive.

suicide to Hope – suicide to Hope is a one-day training for clinicians that supports participants in learning new counseling and support tools designed to help people with lingering thoughts of suicide.

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute is an organization that provides trauma-informed training on a variety of crisis-related topics including anti-bias and inclusion, crisis response planning, and deescalating potentially violent situations. To view all the available training topics, please visit

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First aid is a two-day course that teaches participants to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to seek supports that can assist them.

McMaster University Continuing Education

McMaster University offers a variety of crisis response-related training including crisis prevention training. To see a full list of their offerings, visit

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