Workshops and training

Looking for effective strategies to maintain positive mental health? Register for workshops or trainings and learn ways to help yourself and others.

Upcoming workshops and training


Trainings

We offer a range of specialized trainings to help you develop the skills to recognize, understand and support others in need of some extra help.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Learn to recognize and and review risk of suicide, and how to intervene.

Find out more about ASIST »

Community Helpers

Learn the skills needed to help others experiencing a problem or in distress. 

Learn more about Community Helpers »

The Inquiring Mind

Undergrads can learn about mental health, stigma reduction and resilience. 

Learn more about the Inquiring Mind »

Question, Persuade, Refer

Learn to recognize and support someone who may have thoughts of suicide.

Learn more about QPR »

Safer Substance Use: Harm Reduction

Learn about the harm reduction approach to substance use.

Learn more about Harm Reduction »

The Working Mind

Staff and faculty can learn about mental health, stigma reduction and resilience. 

The Working Mind

Student workshops

Learn skills to overcome negative thoughts about yourself and learn to practice self-compassion.

  1. The Body Project

    Resist cultural pressures to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty with the Body Project. 

    Trained peer leaders passionate about body positivity will engage you in this conversation-based workshop, consisting of two, two-hour sessions.

    Learn more about the Body Project »

  2. Pushing through perfectionism

    Are you struggling with perfectionism?

    Reduce perfectionism's unhelpful influence by exploring strategies to shift your mindset, level of self-kindness and sense of acceptance in this 50-minute workshop.

  3. Boosting self-compassion

    Are you your own biggest critic? Are you often hard on yourself?

    Explore the benefits of self-compassion and strategies to increase kindness to yourself and others in this 50-minute workshop.

Make a plan to deal with stress and anxiety, and evolve your understanding of the role of stress in your life.

  1. Move over, anxiety

    Do you find anxiety overwhelming? Learn new coping skills through animal visualization. Learn how to work with your anxiety, rather than being consumed by it. Go from surviving to thriving in this 50-minute experiential workshop.

    Register for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 »

    Register for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 »

  2. Stress management

    Is your daily stress feeling overwhelming?

    Learn strategies to develop a stress mindset and explore healthy coping skills in this 50-minute workshop.

    Register for Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 »

    Register for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 »

  3. Transitioning from high school to university

    Want to get off to a good start at university?

    You’ll leave this workshop with time and stress management skills, good study habits and knowing where to get more support when you need it.

Overcome less than helpful behaviours that can interfere with your quality of life.

  1. Motivation and time management

    Is your motivation low? Are you struggling to get started on work?

    Learn practical strategies to increase motivation and reduce procrastination in this 50-minute workshop.

  2. Sleep strategies

    Not getting enough sleep? Experiencing problems with the quality of your rest?

    Learn about the sleep cycle, gain strategies to improve your sleep quality, and feel more rested with this 50-minute workshop.

  3. Discover your self care

    Feeling drained or like you never focus on yourself?

    Learn how planning can enhance your well-being. You’ll get an individual wellness assessment and your own wellness plan in this 50-minute workshop.

    Register now:

    Register for Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 »

    Register for Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 »

    Register for Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 »

Master your mood and take charge of your emotional well-being with workshops designed to help you make positive changes to your thinking patterns.

  1. Healthy thinking

    Having trouble with difficult or negative thoughts?

    Learn strategies to manage negative thoughts, emotions and mood in this 50-minute workshop.

    Register for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 »

    Register for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 »

  2. Holistic ways of well-being

    Experience new ways of well-being through Indigenous ways of knowing. Gain insight into a circular worldview and how well-being is defined within different Indigenous tribes. Connect to a holistic way of well-being and create a deeper understanding of yourself. Open to all UCalgary students.

    Register for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 »

    Register for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 »

  3. Tapping into your creative self

    Want to increase your self-esteem, reduce stress and enhance wellness while creating art?

    Learn stress management, self-exploration and playfulness through art activities in this student workshop.

    Register for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 »

    Register for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 »

Nutrition advice without the fees  register for a workshop with our Registered Dietitian.  

  1. Exam eating

    It's that time of year again! Don't forget your health while memorizing your notes.

    This workshop explores how to eat to fuel your body and brain during exam season.

  2. Fuel for fitness 

    How much time should I leave between eating and working out? What's the best food to eat to recover? How much water should I really be drinking?

    This workshop answers these and many other questions as we explore the best ways to eat to fuel your fitness.

  3. Nutrition and international students

    Moving to Canada comes with many changes, including what you eat. Eating healthy can be difficult in addition to the challenges of being a student.

    Join us for a one-hour workshop, focusing on budgeting, time management, and fuelling your body and brain in a new country.

  4. Food and mood

    Did you know that what you choose to put in your mouth affects how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically?

    This one-hour workshop explores the way food and mood are connected and how to eat to fuel our body, mind and soul.


Request a workshop

You can request a workshop with our Community Training Coordinator. View the available workshops (PDF) that you can request for student, faculty or staff audiences.

Thinking about booking a workshop?

  • Give us three weeks' notice when booking
  • We can tailor our workshops for your audience
  • Customized workshops can be developed on specialized topics

Have questions? Email communityhub@ucalgary.ca