Certificate Programs

In addition to workshops offered by various service areas in the Department of Student Affairs (please visit the pages for Accessibility Services and Counselling among others, for more information), we also offer nationally accredited programs free of charge to students, faculty and staff.

Developing skills, knowledge, and attitudes beyond what shorter workshops offer, both Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) are two-day workshops (attendance for the full two days is required for certification) that provide a more thorough look at their respective topics and provide both instruction and experiential opportunities.

Taught by UPEI staff, these workshops are typically offered about three times per year. Because of the need to balance staffing requirements and because of the extra insights provided by bringing together students, faculty, and staff, we recommend against setting up separate sessions for a single department. Please email saworkshops@upei.ca for more information about upcoming offerings.

Important COVID-19 information

Following the guidance of our national accreditation bodies, both ASIST and MHFA offerings are currently suspended. Feel free to email us to be placed on a list of folks we will contact when face to face instruction resumes. In the interim, The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering, free of charge, a two-hour online based course covering some fundamentals of responding to someone in emotional distress.