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Community Helpers Training 

Contact: Young Adult Outreach Worker at 780-852-6541

The Community Helpers program aims to promote mental well-being and prevent suicide among youth ages 12-30 by supporting the natural helpers in our community. 

This one-day workshop focuses on: 

  • mental health and suicide resources in Jasper 
  • how to make referrals
  • how to build listening and communication skills 
  • how to guide difficult conversations
  • how to apply skills to the workplace

Suicide Prevention Training

Contact: Young Adult Outreach Worker at 780-852-6541

Suicide prevention is a free half-day workshop covering: 

  • myths and facts about suicide,
  • warning signs of suicide, 
  • how to assess the risk of suicidal thoughts, and 
  • resources available in Jasper

Online Training 

You can watch the Better Together 2021 series sessions on our Youtube Channel! 

What is the Better Together Series? 

All better together sessions are reflective of the challenges and trends the community has discussed at Community Conversations.

  • Jennifer RussellRegistered Psychologist, speaks on: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care Strategies
  • Mackenzie BrownDevelopment Manager for Indigenous Tourism Alberta, speaks on: Cultivating Positive Indigenous Relations in Our Work
  • Ryan VergeAddictions Counsellor with AHS, speaks on: Navigating the Increase in Screen Use
  • Michelle CherniawskyMental Health Therapist, speaks on: Compassion Fatigue Resiliency: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
  • Andreas Sigrist, Anglican Church Minister, speaks on: Cultivating Hope During Challenging Times

If you are interested in any of the above discussions, please email for the link to watch.

De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution Training

Watch or listen to the de-escalation training specific for Jasper: 

  1. Video Recording
  2. Podcast-style Recording
  3. Worksheet for use during the session
  4. Key Takeaways - for conversation after the session

Supporting Gender Diverse Youth with Alex Marshall

Resources (PDF)

Recording available on YouTube

Coping With Change with Aynsley Graham

Recording available on YouTube 

Noticing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout with Michelle Cherniawsky

Recording available on YouTube 

Supporting Children with Anxiety with Aynsley Graham

Recording available on YouTube 

Managing Screen Time During COVID-19 with Ryan Verge

Recording available on YouTube 

To receive more information about any of the above training, email Lisa Riddell at