Training, outreach programs, and services | Mount Allison

The following is a list of available training, programs, and services at Mount Allison.

Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid training is made available to all residence staff, faculty, and support staff.

If you are interested in taking the Mental Health First Aid course or would like to find out more information, contact Matthew Kalichuk at mkalichuk@mta.ca, or visit the Mental Health First Aid Canada website.

Suicide awareness training

SafeTALK is a three-hour, interactive program designed to create suicide-aware helpers. It is provided annually to all residence dons and residence assistants and is offered throughout the academic year to interested faculty, staff, and students.

It assists participants to:

  • identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
  • ask them directly about the possibility of suicide
  • connect them to live-saving resources

Student of Concern Case Team

A Student of Concern Case Team supports students who may be struggling with their mental health. The team convenes to suggest strategies and supports for students when they need it most. For more information, see the Student of Concern Protocol.

Orientation for new students

Mental health education is a mandatory component of Orientation for incoming students.

More Feet On The Ground (online mental health training)

More Feet On The Ground is an online resource to help students, faculty, and staff understand more about mental health and how to recognize, respond, and refer students experiencing mental health issues. The online course takes about 30 minutes to complete. » Find out more about More Feet On The Ground

Beyond the Marshes

Beyond the Marshes is part of Mysterious Barricades: A Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and HOPE concert series, held at 18 locations across Canada to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

The Sackville concert features some of Mount Allison University’s talented Music faculty and students at a free, public concert. The initiative is sponsored by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), Mount Allison University, and the Canadian Mental Health Association (NB).

Pathways research project

Mount Allison is participating in the Pathway through Mental Health Care For Postsecondary Settings research project to test the effectiveness of mental health frameworks. The goal is to improve mental health literacy among faculty and staff and enable proper support from campus health care providers. These evidence-based findings inform system changes that occur at Mount Allison.