Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||Stone Church Rd W and Garth St|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 79054 |
1300 Garth St
Hamilton, ON L9C 4L7
|Primary Contact||Terry McGurk, Chairperson|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ; ASIST ; safeTALK|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Mountain West|
|Description||The Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton is not a counselling service, rather the Council provides education, referrals, and workshops to enhance networking and communication within the community |
Training programs include:
* Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - provides practical suicide training for all types of caregivers by learning how to recognize opportunities to help, assess the risk of suicide, apply a suicide intervention model and practice skills
* safeTALK - program is designed to ensure that persons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. safeTALK is designed to be used in organizations and communities where there are already ASIST trained caregivers. Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community.
* suicideCare - is a one day, clinically-oriented course for frontline and professional caregivers who work with persons at risk of suicide on a longer term basis. ASIST is a prerequisite.
* For information or to plan a training session for your organization, contact: email@example.com.
|Meetings||Board meets once a month * Committees meet at various locations and as needed|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Eligibility||All ages in need of information and education|
|Print Material||Information pamphlet * Book Mark * Information card|
|Funding||Provincial - Ontario Trillium Foundation 2011-2013 ; Donations|
|Elections||Annually in June|
|Service Categories||Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Suicide Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Suicide Issues ; Suicide Prevention Programs ; Workshops/Symposiums ~ Suicide Issues|
|Subjects||Education ; Suicide prevention|
|Local Subjects||Skills Training|