Trainings & Certifications

Please note: All Services are currently being offered via Zoom or phone until further notice.

Training Sessions

Counselling Services is pleased to provide students & faculty the following trainings at no cost.


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This two-day training program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Participants are provided with a certificate of completion.

Nov 4th, 2022 - Full**

Next date  - TBA

For more information and how to register - click the button below


Inquiring Minds Post-Secondary Training

The Inquiring Mind Post-Secondary (TIM PS) is an evidence-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational/student setting. The training is 4-hours in length, and upon completion students are provided with a certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. There are 5 modules – Mental Health and Illness on Campus, Stigma & Discrimination on Campus, Warning Signs, Self-Care & Creating a Supportive Campus. This training will take place via Zoom.


QPR Training (Suicide Prevention)

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviours and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. Quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Dates TBA| Register via the events calendar.


Understanding & Responding to Sexual Violence Workshop

This 45 minute E-learning workshop provides an overview of different forms of sexual violence, defines consent, explains how to support individuals who have been affected by sexual violence, and gives practical information on sexual violence prevention. This unique E-learning was created by the Sexual Violence Prevention Educator to allow for a more accessible online experience , for individuals who want learn about the complexities and nuances of sexual violence. This training is offered to anyone who is apart of the University of Lethbridge community, upon completion you will receive a participation certificate. 

If you are wanting to take this training please click here.


safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
Join us for a half day, in person workshop, where you will learn the signs and how to get help for someone at risk of suicide. You will learn:
  • to move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide
  • to identify people who are having thoughts of suicide
  • to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid intervention caregivers.

Nov 4th, 2022 - 8:30am-12:30pm (in-person)

To register please email