Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
(ASIST)

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.

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Mental Health First Aid Training
(MHFA)

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.

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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.

Certifications

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.

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Testimonials

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

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

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


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

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“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!”

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“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.”


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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.””

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Cheryl Legate & Associates

Mental Health Matters!

Contact Office

London, Ontario

519-871-9308

info@cheryllegate.ca