Training Workshop - Support over Suicide

Suicide is preventable!  The Support over Suicide workshops offered by Health and Counselling Services are designed to provide SFU staff, faculty and students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deal with someone considering suicide. 

Workshops include training on key interpersonal skills (empathic listening, paraphrasing, and compassion) and steps on how to ask someone if they are suicidal, how to refer them to the appropriate resources, and how to be supportive and intervene in an effective and timely manner.

After completing the workshop participants should feel confident in their ability to intervene and help someone considering suicide, here at SFU and anywhere.

Who Should Attend:

These sessions are open to ALL members of the SFU community. People who regularly interact with students (for example faculty) or who have a leadership, "gate-keeper" or "customer-focused" role may find these workshops of particular value. 

Please note these sessions are designed to give participants the skills to help others and are not therapy. If you have concerns about your own mental health, please see your doctor or a counsellor.

Workshops are held each semester at all campuses.  Please note that the workshops do not include lunch.  For the most current workshop schedule and/or to register online please visit the HCS events calendar.

Resources & Related Topics:

Health & Counselling Event Calendar
Supporting Students in Distress

Next Training Event
SID & SOS Workshop

Stay tuned for future dates.

SFU Campus Security

Burnaby 778.782.4500
Vancouver 778.782.5252
Surrey 778.782.7511

SFU Health & Counselling Services

Burnaby 778.782.4615
9:00am - 4:30pm
Mondays - Fridays
Vancouver 778.782.5200
9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
(Limited service available on Mon.)


(Counselling only)

9:00am - 4:30pm
Mon., Thur., Fri.