Hamilton is hosting a Zero Suicide Initiative conference in October. Check out the poster for details!!!
Distress Centre Crisis Line
Distress Centre of Niagara provides a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly skilled volunteers, to assist anyone in need in the Niagara Region. Volunteer crisis workers listen to callers’ concerns, assist callers with solving their own problems, provide information and referrals where appropriate and intervene in life threatening situations.
Mental Health and Addictions Access Line
The Mental Health and Addictions Access Line is the first point of access to mental health and addiction services for adult residents of Niagara. Volunteers provide immediate support and explore services with the caller to find the most appropriate fit. Once that is determined, a referral can be made.
Additional training relative to the protocols established with the sixteen service partners within the network will be required before starting on the Mental Health and Addictions Access Line. For more information about the Mental Health and Addictions Access Line, visit their website: AccessLineNiagara.com
As a representative of Distress Centre Niagara, a Bingo Volunteer would be expected to attend pre-scheduled gaming events at the local Gaming Centre. While attending, the volunteer would be responsible for greeting and welcoming individuals and providing information about the agency should the patron ask. The intention is create a fun, active and welcoming environment. Other responsibilities include keeping the hall tidy and potentially calling back winning bingo cards.
Please contact the Distress Centre for an additional volunteer informational package.
Offered on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014. Please see flyer for more details.
Offered on March 12th and 13th, 2014. Please see flyer for more details
Let's keep the conversation going....NSPC is proud to support Josh Rivedal, "The Gospel According to Josh", book signing happening at Chapters Bookstore in St. Catharines, on January 31, 2014 at 6pm. Please see attached flyer for details
According to his autobiography, the author, Joshua Rivedal, has spoken professionally about suicide prevention and mental health awareness in more than twenty-five U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. He serves on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here for more information on the book "The Gospel According to Josh".
One NSPC member says:
“We need more individuals like Josh to come forward to break the “stigma” to talk about mental illness.”
Hope to see you there!!!!
click here for more information
Thursday, November 7 (from 5:30 – 9:00 pm)
Come out to connect with others passionate about mental health and hear from expert panelists who will share their wisdom on:
• Effective Treatments and Supports
• Recovery: What It Is and How to Achieve It
• Latest Research Developments
• Mental Health System: How to Get Help
Welland Civic Square - Community Room
60 East Main St.
Admission: Free of charge
Refreshments will be provided
For all the details please see below flyer
Distress Centre Niagara has an upcoming ASIST Training.
Saturday December 1 & Sunday December 2
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See attached for registration form and further details.
Thanks to a grant submitted by Distress Centre Niagara we now have 10 new safeTALK trainers in Niagara. safeTALK is an informative, practical, and affordable way to raise awareness of suicide as a preventable injury. Book a training for your workplace, parent group, or community event today and help us to create a suicide safer Niagara!
We are excited to share a suicide awareness tip sheet created by members of the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition's awareness and training subcommittee. Know the signs and how to get and give help!