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It’s Mental Health Week!

Concordia University of Edmonton

May 1, 2023 8:00 am - May 4, 2023 4:00 pm

Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. 

Schedule of Events

safeTALK: Suicide Altertness for Everyone

Monday, May 1 ┃ 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ┃ AW 207

safeTALK is a 3.5 hour suicide prevention workshop focused on recognizing warning signs and connecting others with trained caregivers. We are thrilled to be offering this workshop to help members of the CUE community develop the skills to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to someone who can help.

Learning objectives from this half-day workshop include:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid intervention caregivers

This workshop is FREE and open to the CUE community (students and employees). This course is not appropriate if you have lost a loved one to suicide within the past six months. 

Questions? Contact wellness@concordia.ab.ca

Mental Health Walk

Wednesday, May 3 ┃ 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

No registration required. Meet out front of Hole Academic Centre entrance. Walk will go ahead rain or shine.

The President’s Fundraising Breakfast for Mental Health

Thursday, May 4 ┃ 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ┃ Tegler Student Centre

This annual event raises funds to improve student mental health on campus. All monies raised goes towards increasing access to mental health services and to improvements to student services. Learn more about the fundraising breakfast here.

Upcoming Mental Health Workshops

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Monday, June 19 ┃ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. + 2-hour self-directed module ┃ Virtual

If you’ve taken a physical first aid course; you’ve learned the skills needed to help someone experiencing a sudden illness or injury. People can also have mental health crisis, and it is important that more Canadians know how to provide help in these situations too.

Mental Health First Aid is offered to someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate treatment is found or the situation is resolved.

Participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis, and encourage that person to seek supports.

This workshop is FREE and open to the CUE community (students and employees). Registration closes June 9, 2023.

Questions? Contact wellness@concordia.ab.ca