Mental Health Training & Workshops



Recognize, Respond, Refer (RRR): Mental Health Training for UTM Community Members

In this training program, participants will learn how to:

  • recognize key indicators that a student may be struggling with a mental health issues' 
  • start a supportive conversation with the student of concern; and
  • make the most appropriate referral to campus and/or community resources. 

Time: 1.5 - 2 hours

Suggested participation: up to 25 

Intended Audience: student-groups, staff-groups, faculty-groups

To request this workshop, please complete our Workshop Request Form

LivingWorks: SafeTALK

Student Affairs & Services is excited to invite interested students to participate in LivingWorks SafeTALK, an in-person training that equips people to be alert to someone thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help. SafeTALK provides skills training for active listening and understanding, before learning how to refer someone to support. The second half of SafeTALK then moves into community myths about suicide that frequently prevent appropriate referrals. As an in-person workshop, SafeTALK provides an avenue for participants to ask questions and clarify any concerns in-person and apply their skills in a practice session. Please note that spaces are limited, and that registration is on a first-come first-served basis. 

If you are interested in participating in the training, please complete this registration form (session dates and times therein) to receive further information and details. 

LivingWorks: START

LivingWorks START teaches life-saving suicide prevention skills in as little as one hour online. Dynamic, interactive content provides a high-impact learning experience.

START is now available for free to UTM students. Please note that spots are available on a first-come, first-served, while quantities last. 

In this training program, participants will learn how to:

  • tune in to signs related to suicide and self-harm 
  • ask about suicide - clearly, calmly and directly
  • state that suicide is serious
  • connect a person with thoughts of suicide to life-saving help

This virtual training is provided via LivingWorks Education.

How it works? This program includes narrated coaching, practice scenarios, and access to resources. Participants can increase their skills and knowledge on the topic of suicide prevention, at their own pace while balancing their personal safety with challenging content. 

Eligible participants will receive a pre-training email, outlining expectations, privacy and contact information and login details. Once successfully completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a post-session resource handout. 

To request this training, please contact: Michelle O'Brien, Assistant Director, at