Community Helpers: a free staff and student training program

Open to all U of A staff and students, the Community Helpers program provides practical skills that you can use in your day-to-day life. The goal is to build on your natural helping ability by providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support your peers’ mental health and well-being.

The Community Helpers Program:

  • bridges “formal” and “informal” support for young people,
  • focuses on prevention and early identification for young people who may be at risk,
  • provides extensive training in resources, linkages, and support,
  • provides a model for community capacity building related to the issue of youth mental health promotion, 
  • reduces stigma by increasing community awareness,
  • expands knowledge on mental health issues, and
  • improves interventions for those who may be at risk of suicide.

Upcoming Training Sessions

North Campus Student Training

This training is suited for all undergraduate and graduate students (as well as recent alumni) including those in student leadership positions and those who hold student staff positions on campus. The online registration link will be made available on the corresponding date listed.

Session Dates and Times 2017/2018

Online registration opens

September 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
September 17, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
FULL
October 21, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
October 22, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 October 3, 2017
November 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
November 17, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 October 31, 2017
January 27, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
January 28, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
January 9, 2018 
February 21, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
February 22, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 February 6, 2018
 March 17, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 18, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 February 27, 2018
 May 1, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 2, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 April 10, 2018

North Campus Staff Training

This training is suited for all staff, including university administrators, support staff, teaching faculty, and graduate teaching assistants. The online registration link will be made available on the corresponding date below.

Session Dates and Times 2017/2018

Online registration opens

June 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Full
 December 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 December 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 28, 2017 
April 25, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
April 26, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
April 10, 2018
June 12, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 June 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30
May 29, 2018 

Augustana Campus Training

This training is for all students, recent alumni, staff, and faculty at Augustana. The online registration link will be made available on the corresponding date below.

Session Dates and Times 2017/2018

Online registration opens

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