Training Opportunities

At Brescia, we offer a number of opportunities for students to participate in training workshops and modules to further enhance and develop their understanding around mental health and support.

The following three training programs are run every two years at Brescia, with the 2020-2021 academic year being the next year they are offered:

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.

Mental Health First Aid and safeTALK are offered at Western University and through Canadian Mental Health Association.

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.