Get me out of here


  • Our workshop leaders are experienced facilitators and have many years of direct work with mental health, addiction, and crisis intervention
  • Interactive, engaging, and practical workshops
  • Workshops designed to fit the needs of your organization
  • Outreach presentations to learn more about Gerstein Crisis Centre’s services also available

Crisis Intervention

This workshop focuses on the preventative and intervention of a mental health crisis. It informs participants on how to recognize warning signs and use verbal non-verbal techniques in order to de-escalate a crisis. It is interactive and presented in a facilitative style with opportunities to apply new learning to situations specific to the environment in which the participants work.

If your budget for educational services is limited, we can negotiate a sliding scale for the Crisis Intervention workshop.

Fee: $400 for a half-day, $600 for a full.


safeTALK is a 3-hour workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice. It prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to prevent suicide and is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide. For more information, please visit the Living Works website.

Fee: $400

Mental Health Workshop

The Mental Health workshop runs for 3-hours and aims to increase the awareness of signs and symptoms of Mental Health challenges. It increases confidence in helping individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

If your budget for educational services is limited, we can negotiate a sliding scale for the Mental Health workshop.

Fee: $400

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

During the 2-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST has changed and saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. For more information on this valuable workshop, please visit the Living Works website.

Fee: $2,200 for up to 20 participants. Each extra participant: $110 per person.


ASIST II TuneUp is a 3-hour seminar for improving participant comfort, confidence, and competence in using the Pathway for Assisting Life or PAL. The purpose of the TuneUp is to consolidate and refine previously learned skills and knowledge. Only for participants who attended ASIST II.

Fee: $400

Call or email for more information and to sign-up.

Nicki Casseres
(416) 929-0149 x232