Training Opportunities

At Brescia, we offer a number of opportunities for students to participate in training modules to further enhance and develop their understanding around mental health and support. This year, we are offering the following training programs:

Upstander Training
A two-hour training on sexual violence general awareness. Teaches participants how to look out for one another on-campus, to “take care of yourself, take care of each other, take care of this place” and “see something, say something, do something”.

safeTALK
A three-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. This training provides you with a certificate upon completion.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
A two-day program that teaches how to best support someone developing or living with a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training provides you with a certificate upon completion.

The above training opportunities can be validated through your Co-Curricular Record. Please be aware that you must complete the training entirely to be eligible to add the training to your Co-Curricular Record.

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Wellness Education Peers Workshop Offerings:

Sleeping Beauties: Cruise into Academic Success with a Snooze
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in MSJ 302A

This workshop focused on teaching and discussing good sleep hygiene, how to get quality sleep and the benefits of sleep in relation to academic success.

Love the Skin You’re In: Feel Good Inside and Out
Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am in MSJ 302A

This workshop explores thoughts and perspectives on body image and works to teach self-compassion and self-love.

Gotta Make Time for That!: Managing Your Time Effectively
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in UH 256

This workshop helps students develop effective time management practices for academic and personal success.

Western’s Interactive Mental Health Module

This module is 30 minutes in length and provides participants with a basic understanding of Mental Health issues and is available campus and community resources. It covers the topics of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Eating Disorders.  It is available to all Western students, faculty and staff.  After successful completion, participants receive a certificate confirming their participation in the course.  Western only has ONE version of the module; however, staff/faculty and students are required to sign in through different points of access.

Western’s Take Care: Mental Health and Wellness in Graduate School

This interactive module was created specially for Western graduate students to learn about taking care of their mental health, stress management, and achieving a balance in key aspects of well-being during graduate school, however anyone would benefit from this material.

Free Healthy Youth Relationships Online Course

The purpose of Healthy Youth Relationships is to help youth and young adults gain the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and prevent dating violence. Animated characters guide participants through the course’s content, interactive games and quizzes.

Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex Training Opportunities