safe TALK Workshop iSkills
Date: Saturday January⋅19 @1pm – 4pm
Location: Bissell Building, Inforum
This workshop is focused on connecting those with thoughts of suicide to helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions.
The workshop is facilitated by UofT staff as is part of a University-wide suicide prevention strategy. Through examples in video, small group discussion and scenario practice, participants will learn practical steps to help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care and relevant resources.
All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the whole training. If you arrive late to the session, or leave early, you will not receive the safeTALK certificate.
The safeTALK workshop was designed by Living Works, international leaders in suicide prevention programs.
Mental Health First Aid Training Scholarship for Librarians and Information Professionals
Friday January 12th, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Bissell Building, 140 St. George street,
4th Floor (Inforum Library), room 419
Join us at the Faculty of Information for a panel discussion on student mental health at UofT. We will begin with an overview of U of T’s 2014 ‘Student Mental Health Strategy and Framework’ research report and recommendations, and review of key contents of the proposed Mandated Leave Policy.
Coffee, tea, and snacks provided
RSVP to Facebook or Eventbrite https://paneldiscussionmandatoryleavepolicy.eventbrite.ca/
November 17, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Location: Centre for Indigenous Studies, 563 Spadina Ave
Hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Studies
In April 2018, Sandy Lake First Nation will be holding a prom for high school students. Unfortunately, because they are a fly-in community, students have limited shopping options. The Centre for Indigenous Studies is collecting donations of formal wear (dresses, shoes, dress pants, shirts, ties, etc.) to send to Sandy Lake.
If you have any items that you would like to donate, please schedule a drop-off time with Dhanela or Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com.
Accepting donations until February 1st, 2018 at 3:00pm.
Surviving Together; A Self-Advocacy Workshop for Indigenous Students
Friday, January 19, 2018
12 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: First Nations House Lounge, 563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor. Accessible entrance located on Bancroft Avenue
Hosted by Students for Barrier-Free Access and the Centre for Indigenous Studies
Everyone is welcome to this student-led orientation. Join us for lunch, meet other students, and learn more about self-advocacy and resources for disabled students on campus.
Topics covered at the orientation:
* Know Your Rights as a disabled student – presentation by ARCH Disability Law Centre *
* Self-advocacy and navigating academic accommodations *
* Introduction to campus resources and services for disabled students *
* Introduction to Students for Barrier-Free Access’ resources and services *
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/391351901286358/