Counselling Services offers a broad range of suicide intervention and mental health training programs. These training programs focus on raising campus mental health awareness, reducing mental health stigma, and supporting early intervention for those in need within our University of Waterloo campus community.
For information on training dates, how to register, and who to contact for more information, visit the Campus Wellness website.
QPR - virtual
This training teaches participants how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. It is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.
De-escalating difficult student situations - virtual
This training teaches participants how navigate difficult student situations. Faculty and staff will discuss strategies and responses to support students who are experiencing difficulty de-escalating their emotions.
More feet on the ground - virtual
This training consists of a facilitated discussion of the online More Feet on the Ground mental health education program. This program uses those online materials, as well as vignettes to teach participants how to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health problems on campus.
More feet on the ground - Self guided online
This is a free online mental health education program that teaches participants to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health problems on campus. The program was developed by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in partnership with Brock University and the Ontario Government’s Mental Health Innovation Fund and has been adapted and branded for all participating post-secondary institutions across Ontario.