We are leaders in delivering evidence-based, internationally taught mental health workshops. Our mental health workshops include Mental Health First Aid, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training,) safeTALK, and The “ASK” Workshop (Assessing for Suicide in Kids trainings). Click here for our upcoming workshop dates. Or, contact us for an in-house quote.
Looking for workshop space? We can fit up to 40 people on chairs, 30 with tables, 20 on yoga mats. Have an event in mind? Contact us. Or come to one of ours. You’ll find all of our upcoming events here. Are you a wellness practitioner? We have wellness rooms available to help you build your practice and connect with more people. It’s one of the many ways we can foster health and healing in Guelph! Contact us for rates and availability.
Need ideas for support? Need them fast? We get it. Our mental health blog is flowing with ideas and resources. We talk about mental health and suicide prevention at work. At school. In sports. And, at home. We post helpful videos. Talk about lived experience. And highlight supports. Got a few minutes? Have a look around. Check out the PASS kits for Panic, Anxiety, and Stress Support. Need help now? Click here for our free downloadable crisis support resources or call 9-1-1. Or, visit our crisis & safety section for stay-safe ideas.
Welcome to Life Voice.
*NEW* Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Life Voice just opened their own brick & mortar workshop & wellness centre. That’s right. We’re going old school. Because getting back to basics, connecting with humans on a personal level, is what strengthens community and fuels our mission.
Our vision is to create suicide safer communities one person at a time. We do this through the mental health workshops we run across Ontario, refined workplace mental health policies and procedures, and making national crisis support resources easily accessible to the public. We also do this locally in Guelph through our physical location where we can now expand our local workshop offering, welcome others in to have their voices heard, and through partnerships with on-site wellness practitioners who foster health and healing in the Guelph community.
Our mission is to engage individuals to feel empowered and equipped to respond to a person in crisis, using evidence-based, proven methods of support. We do this by recognizing that yes, hurt people hurt people, and also helped people help people. The more humans we help find healing the more hurt humans will be transformed into healing humans who help themselves and others.
Some of the workshops we run are Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, safeTALK, and The “ASK” Workshop. These workshops empower participants to better support people living with depression, anxiety, PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder), alcohol and drug misuse, psychosis, and thoughts of ending their life. There is hope, and a way through.
A great way to get to know Life Voice Canada Inc., President, Shawna Percy, is to watch her TEDxUW talk “Suicide IS Preventable, which you can find below. Or, click here to explore our upcoming workshops. Or here to contact us about resources, workshops, space rentals, and partnerships.
We can’t wait to hear your Life Voice speak!
mental health workshops
Mental Health First Aid
MHFA Basic focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. Over 300,000 Canadians have been trained in MHFA since 2007.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) teaches the participants how to apply intervention skills with a person at risk of suicide. Notice signs that someone may be at risk of suicide. Learn how to ask about suicide, listen, and build a safety plan. ASIST has been taught to over 1 million people around the world since 1983.
During this 3.5 hour safeTALK workshop we teach participants suicide awareness skills, how to ask about suicide, and connect a person-at-risk with a KeepSafe connection. KeepSafe connections may include an ASIST-trained caregiver like a trusted friend or crisis-line. safeTALK has been taught to over 350,000 people worldwide since 2006.
The "ASK" Workshop
The “ASK” Workshop (Assessing for Suicide in Kids) was developed for those working and living with kids 14 and under. Participants learn a research based definition of suicidality in children, how to assess for suicide risk, key questions helpers should ask, and how to work with other adults in the child’s life to enhance safety.