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VO Workshop - Mental Health 101: Active Communication

September 29, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

In this interactive workshop we will explore what active communication is and why it’s important when relating and responding to mental health. Participants will learn practical skills they can bring into their workplace and personal lives to de-escalate someone who is in crisis or distress, deepen connections and decrease stigma.

Learning Objectives

  • This workshop will cover what active communication means.
  • You will learn the importance of active communication when dealing with mental health issues.  
  • How to use active communication in your business and personal life.   

What to Bring

Pen and paper for note-taking.  

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning more about active communication.  

Instructor

Born and raised in Ottawa, Breanna Pizzuto has degrees from the University of Ottawa in Health Sciences and Psychology. Breanna has experience working various jobs in the healthcare and social services fields, including addictions, supportive housing and crisis intervention. With a strong passion for helping others and an interest in breaking down stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, Breanna started her business, Talk Tools, in 2018.

Breanna is a Bronze Level LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer as well as an instructor of St. John Ambulance’s “Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace” course. She is also an instructor of LifeLine Workshops’ “Assessing Suicide in Kids” (ASK).

Breanna is currently working towards completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and plans to add a private practice to Talk Tools in summer 2023.

Info

Please contact Monja De Luca, education@volunteerottawa.ca

Cancellation Policy

There is a course minimum of 5 registrants.

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.

Online, via Zoom Meeting

You can access Zoom Meeting on any device.

To access Zoom on a computer, click the meeting-specific URL you will receive from the meeting or course organizer. Zoom will automatically install the necessary software on your computer.

To access Zoom on a phone or tablet, visit the relevant App store and search for Zoom. Download Zoom Cloud Meeting. About 5 mins before your meeting or course, open the app, click Join Meeting, and enter in the meeting number you will receive from the organizer.

You can access meeting audio through your device or over the phone. To access by phone, use any one of the following phone numbers:

        +1 647 374 4685 Canada
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
        +1 778 907 2071 Canada
        +1 204 515 1268 Canada
        +1 438 809 7799 Canada
        +1 587 328 1099 Canada
        855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

Enter in the meeting number, followed by the pound key. After that, you will be prompted for a participant number. Simply enter the pound key.

If you have any questions, contact your meeting or workshop organizer.

Contact Information

Registration

15 space(s) left
Member $90.00Register now15 left
This registration type is restricted to members.
Non-member $1450.00Register now15 left