TNM to host four free safeTALK Trainings in November 2018

November 2, 2018

In 2018 The New Mentality will host a total of 10 safeTALK trainings across the Province. This project was made possible from a grant received from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. This project will improve the New Mentality’s youth and adult allies’ capacity to support suicide first aid in their communities. Through this initiative, 250 youth and adult allies will be trained to recognize when thoughts of suicide are present, how to directly ask if someone is having thoughts of suicide, and the appropriate steps to take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

In November 2018 we will host 4 free trainings in partnership with four TNM Groups

Children’s Centre Thunder Bay

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Insight (594 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay) 
To register email the New Mentality’s adult Ally Hannah at hmiller@childrenscentre.ca 

Peel Children’s Centre 

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 12-4pm
Location: TDB, Mississauga
To register email the New Mentality’s adult Ally Omar at ogoodgame@peelcc.org

ROCK

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Danielle’s Place (895 Brant Street Unit #3, Burlington) 
To register email the New Mentality’s adult Ally Erica at ericac@rockonline.ca

Peterborough Youth Services

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 11am-2:30pm
Location: Peterborough Public Library, Multipurpose Room  
To register send your name, age, and any questions to psyyouth@pysonline.ca 

About safeTALK 

safeTALK is an half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experiences or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK has found that most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as Ontario’s community-based mental health system.