Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition Annual Meeting & safeTalk training – October 28, 2016

Resiliency: A Path to Zero Suicide

Friday, October 28, 2016

Annual Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oakville Conference Centre
2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville
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safeTALK Workshop
Registration: 12:45 p.m.
Training begins promptly at 1 p.m
1 – 4 p.m.
Halton Regional Centre -
Community Room (Police entrance)
1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

Registration deadline:
October 19, 2016

Meeting and workshop are free to attend.

The Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition (HSPC) Annual Meeting and safeTalk training are open to all Halton residents. Both the meeting and safeTalk training are sponsored by the HSPC and are free of charge.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Resiliency: A Path to Zero Suicide.” Resiliency is a set of skills that help us to endure hardship, stress, and unexpected challenges in life. Good physical, mental, and emotional health helps us find balance and control during turbulent times. We’re not just coping; we are growing and becoming stronger in the face of future challenges.

Keynote speakers:

At this year's annual meeting, the HSPC is pleased to present:

safeTALK training

The HSPC is once again proud to sponsor safeTalk training following our annual meeting.  safeTALK is a three-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
safeTALK training available to the first 30 registrants.

Speaker bios:

Dr. Ian Dawe works in in collaboration with Trillium’s senior leadership team, as well as its medical and allied health professionals, to advance the quality of care and foster leading inter-professional practices in mental health care.

His clinical and research areas of interest include recovery, tele-mental health and virtual care services, suicide and suicidal behaviours, quality and patient safety, health advocacy, and the design and evaluation of mental health delivery systems.

Dr. Dawe has acted as principle or co-investigator in clinical trials and has authored numerous articles and reports on mental health care. He is a frequent invited lecturer with the Bell Let’s Talk campaign on topics including suicide prevention, mindfulness and workplace mental health and has presented his findings at a wide variety of provincial, national and international seminars, conferences and symposia.

Mark Henick, informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system as an adolescent, has dedicated his life to opening minds and creating change. He has served as a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National board of directors and is currently the youngest ever board member for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Mark has authored commentary on issues relating to mental health for major newspapers across Canada and the U.S. Mark spoke at TEDxToronto 2013, becoming one of the most discussed speakers at the conference. His “Why We Choose Suicide” presentation went on to become the highest viewed TED Talk of the 2013 Toronto conference.