Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

15 hour course for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) gives participants the skills necessary to recognize signs and symptoms of individuals who may be at risk of suicide and create a plan that supports immediate safety.


Mental Health First Aid Training

12 hour certified evaluative training program from the Mental Health Commission of Canada that has been adopted by 25 countries around the world and is part of The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives participants the skills necessary to recognize, acknowledge, and support individuals with mental health concerns.


Mental Health & Your Workplace (Full Day)

The course provides participants with training and an overview of recognizing signs and symptoms of what could be a developing mental health concern. It touches on the importance of overcoming the stigma of mental illness and it teaches individuals how to engage in conversation, offer support, and direct individuals to resources for further information, professional support and crisis intervention.


Mental Health Awareness
(Half Day)

The half day training aims to increase employee awareness and provide an overview of the most common mental health concerns. It will teach participants to recognize the potential signs and symptoms, how they present in the workplace, how to engage in conversation, and where to direct individuals for appropriate support.


Lunch and Learn

This session will provide an overview on Mental Health, Addictions and Workplace Culture. This program outlines the importance of understanding the common concerns in the workplace and provides resources for follow-up education.


Virtual Training
Wellness in the Workplace

Workplace wellness is more important than ever, and with many employees working remotely these Virtual Workshops can be accessed from the safety of home.


Why is Mental Health Training important for your business?

Canadian employers are acknowledging mental health training as a top priority and understand that investing in employee wellness is good for business!

Physical and Psychological Safety must have equal merit when it comes to workplace health and safety standards and knowing how to provide support when mental health is a concern, is critical.

Did you know?

1 in 3 Canadians will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime and the earlier it is detected and treated, the better the outcome.
The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year.
Almost 7,000,000 Canadians will experience a mental illness this year.
In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems.

30 percent of short and long term disabilities are related to mental illness
In Canada, almost 4,000 people die by suicide each year
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives participants the skills necessary to recognize, acknowledge, and support individuals with mental health concerns.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) gives participants the skills necessary to recognize signs and symptoms of individuals who may be at risk of suicide and create a plan that supports immediate safety.

About Cheryl

'Mental Health Matters!'

Cheryl has been working in the social services profession for more than 20 years in a multitude of settings, and with diverse populations.

Her experience includes crisis response, crisis intervention training, leadership, case management, workshop facilitation related to mental health training and suicide intervention, community outreach.

Cheryl has worked with multiple employers, health care professionals, clinicians, emergency service personnel, treatment facilities, volunteers, and a number of community based organizations. She has delivered several hundred presentations in the community and delivered training to more than 1,000 individuals for crisis response, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA.)

Mental illness does not discriminate and anyone can be affected.

Having a wealth of experience in the mental health field, varied aspects of social services, and working with individuals of all ages, she brings examples of her own interactions and outcomes to the training workshops.

Cheryl will work with your organization to develop a customized curriculum that supports the needs of your employees and targeted audience.

Serving London, Middlesex County, Southwestern Ontario & beyond.


Mental Health First Aid Training Facilitator
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Facilitator
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Critical Incident Stress Management
Crisis Intervention
Concurrent Disorder Certification
Grief and Bereavement
Threat Assessment Training.

Read Cheryl Legate's latest article on addressing mental health in the workplace.




“The Mental Health First Aid training had very rich and impactful content that exceeded my expectations; I found the training to be highly engaging. Cheryl our Instructor had definitely made it a great experience. Cheryl was very thorough, clear, professional and extremely knowledgeable in the field. She was well able to connect and pass the information across. I would definitely recommend Cheryl to other professionals.” A valuable experience that was well worth the investment of the time. Look forward to putting what I learned into practice. Thank you!”

Carole El Masry, BA, PMP
Program Advisor
Candu 6 Fleet Engineering


“ I just wanted to touch base with you to say thanks for such a good mental health course. I have taken a lot of courses in a wide variety of subjects during my time with the Town and I can honestly say you are in the top 5 best facilitators that I have had. Your passion for the subject is obvious and your personal experiences are helpful keeping the students engaged. I will be making a presentation to our JHSC regarding your workshop. I will do all I can to promote your workshops within the town and also with the road superintendents group that I belong to. Whether you are a manager, worker, husband, wife or friend you should consider a mental health workshop with Cheryl. You will learn the tools to offer help those around you that may be struggling with mental health problems. ”

Doug Wituik


“ Cheryl is a very talented training facilitator. She made learning interesting, relatable, and fun! She made sure she involved all the appropriate senses to ensure proper learning. Her many years in the social field of employment makes her one of the best facilitator's on the topic of mental health! I would attend any training/lecture/public speaking event where she is a facilitator."

Michelle Benest Tanner
Manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store
August 18th, 2019


“This workshop has taught me how to interact and address Mental Health problems.”


“Using real life examples to facilitate learning is very helpful”


“Cheryl delivered the workshop in a way that was interactive and easy to understand.”


“I learned so much about stigma and how to raise awareness of MH problems. Language is so important”


“As a leader and a manager, I now feel confident that I can recognize potential mental health concerns in the workplace. I also feel that I have the necessary skills to start a conversation. Thank you!”


“I am so thankful I was given this opportunity. Being in HR, I thought the course would be repetitive but I was very pleasantly surprised! The course content was excellent.”


“Great course. Broken down well and easy to understand. Really liked the variety of presentation methods and activities. Felt reassured that all participants will be able to provide MHFA.”


“Lots of opportunity for group discussion and conversation. Very interactive with a good mix of practical information and scenarios. Simple and straightforward. Learned a lot about mental health and the techniques to help others.”


“Great overview that helped to raise awareness and understanding around mental health, suicide and stigma. Gave us good tools that can be applied in the workplace and in real life situations.”


“Thanks again for the session on Thursday – our team walked away with some great information and learnings about themselves!”

Derek Drummond
Chief Operating Officer
CARMIK Foods Ltd.


“Thanks for reaching out. I am doing quite well and given what I’ve learned in the course I am quite relaxed through this adventure. The course couldn't have come at a better time!”

Ellis Don Employee


Cheryl Legate & Associates

Mental Health Matters!

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London, Ontario