The Suicide Education and Awareness (SEA) Program provides suicide prevention education to students (Grade 8–12) and staff throughout the Greater Victoria school system. These classroom workshops support meaningful conversations and help break the stigma and silence surrounding suicide and mental health. Students learn about the warning signs of suicide, about resources that are available to them and how to help themselves and others. This program has been available to middle and high school students throughout School District’s 61, 62, 63 and 64 since 1996.

Anyone who interacts with youth can benefit from identifying and understanding the signs of depression and suicide. Awareness and a willingness to talk about depression and suicide saves lives.

NEED2 also offers ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) which is a comprehensive skills training for anyone interested in learning to support those struggling with thoughts of suicide.

The curriculum & volunteer program are in the process of being revitalized, with an updated website coming soon. We will be accepting volunteers soon, for a September 2021 training group (please keep an eye on this page).

If you have any questions please contact us at education@need2.ca

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