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Community Helpers Training 

Contact: Young Adult Outreach Worker at 780-852-6541

The Community Helpers program aims to promote mental well-being and prevent suicide among youth ages 12-30 by supporting the natural helpers in our community. Natural helpers are good listeners that others often turn to when they're struggling.

This one-day workshop focuses on building participants' listening and communication skills so that they are better able to offer help and referral to friends, family and co-workers. Topics include: mental health, suicide, knowing when others need help, resources in Jasper and making referrals. The workshop centres around a six-step process for guiding otherwise difficult conversations. The course is perfect for workplace training -- supervisory training in particular. It's beneficial to all ages as the skills can be applied immediately at home, among friends or in the workplace. Community Helpers is offered for high school-age children as well as in the community for adults.

Suicide Prevention Training

Contact: Young Adult Outreach Worker at 780-852-6541

Suicide prevention is a free half-day workshop covering myths and facts about suicide, epidemiology and statistics, warning signs of suicide, the QPR steps and how to assess the risk of suicidal thoughts. The workshop also highlights resources available in Jasper.

Online Training Resources: 

Online Training 

You can watch the Better Together 2021 series sessions on our Youtube Channel! 

What is the Better Together Series? 

The Better Together series was organized by the Municipality of Jasper and funded by Alberta Health Services(AHS) Better Together. All sessions are reflective of the challenges and trends the community has discussed at Community Conversations.

  • Jennifer RussellRegistered Psychologist, speaks on: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care Strategies
  • Mackenzie BrownDevelopment Manager for Indigenous Tourism Alberta, speaks on: Cultivating Positive Indigenous Relations in Our Work
  • Ryan VergeAddictions Counsellor with AHS, speaks on: Navigating the Increase in Screen Use
  • Michelle CherniawskyMental Health Therapist, speaks on: Compassion Fatigue Resiliency: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
  • Andreas Sigrist, Anglican Church Minister, speaks on: Cultivating Hope During Challenging Times

If you are interested in any of the above discussions, please email for the link to watch.

De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution Training

Watch or listen to the de-escalation training specific for Jasper: 

  1. Video Recording
  2. Podcast-style Recording
  3. Worksheet for use during the session
  4. Key Takeaways - for conversation after the session

Supporting Gender Diverse Youth with Alex Marshall

Resources (PDF)

Recording available on YouTube

Coping With Change with Aynsley Graham

Recording available on YouTube 

Noticing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout with Michelle Cherniawsky

Recording available on YouTube 

Supporting Children with Anxiety with Aynsley Graham

Recording available on YouTube 

Managing Screen Time During COVID-19 with Ryan Verge

Recording available on YouTube 

To receive more information about any of the above training, email Lisa Riddell at