Knowles Centre Launches Spring Training

January 25, 2024

The team at Knowles Centre is excited to launch a new series of learning opportunities in support of youth mental health.

These programs are beneficial not only to those who work with youth in a professional setting such as school, social services or community services but also to caregivers, including parents, extended family and guardians.

The first program is Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact With Youth. (MHFA) The truth is, so many know what to do in a situation requiring physical first aid but are at a loss when the help needed is for mental health. Crucial first aid skills are taught for substance overdose, suicidal behaviour, panic attacks, acute stress reactions and psychotic episodes. There is also discussion of many disorders, including those related to substance use, mood, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and deliberate self-injury.

The other program is designed to help you increase your ability, confidence and capacity to provide intervention to a person at risk of suicide. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) can help you save a life. Participants will learn how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide and how to provide a skilled intervention. The development of safety plans is also covered along with connecting the person to further supports.

Training dates and registration information can be found here.


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