As an organization operated by students, it has been of high interest for DMCRT members to find new and innovative ways to offer mental health support on campus.
The Inquiring Mind
Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness has adapted the Road to Mental Readiness from the Department of National Defense and The Working Mind from the Mental Health Commission of Canada to bring you The Inquiring Mind. This is a three hour course that aims to increase awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma of mental illnesses, and offer resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency.
Equally important goals are to create a supportive environment, strengthen the campus culture, and contribute to a healthy campus!
DMCRT mental health volunteers help with teaching the Inquiring Mind workshop. The workshops are FREE to Dalhousie and full-time King's students and can be added to your co-curricular record!
See here for schedule: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/health-and-wellness/workshops-events/inquiring-minds.html
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Our Mental Health Volunteers also hold the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification. ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to prevent the immediate risk of suicide through intervention. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.