Through the Prince Albert Branch, both people and professionals can access Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and SafeTALK. All of these are communication workshops designed to teach people how to talk to someone experiencing a mental health crisis. To date, the Prince Albert branch has trained over 1000 people in ASIST and over 1,700 people in Mental Health First Aid throughout Prince Albert and surrounding communities.
What is SafeTALK?
Most people with thoughts of suicide are looking for help. We miss or ignore these calls for help leaving people more alone and at greater risk.
SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is similar to First Aid, but teaches how to address the person with a Mental Health Issue or in a Mental Health crisis.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) uses internationally recognized best practices customized to be relevant to students, employees or concerned citizens. Instructors maintain a balance of challenge and safety.