First-year Primary Care Paramedic student Laura Campbell, took the initiative to organize suicide alertness training, safeTALK, for her fellow students to participate in.
Campbell approached her professor Laura Hotham, to help make this possible. Two workshops were organized and took place on March 26 and April 9, taught by Jay Burdon, Health, Wellness and Accessibility services acting manager for the Welland Campus, and safeTALK instructor.
Thirty-five first year PCP students were certified in suicide alertness, after participating in this training.
-Submitted by Laura Hotham, professor, School of Liberal Studies