Cara Taylor Mental Health Education

Mental health trainings, workshops, and consulting for organizations across Saskatchewan.

306-914-2150

 

Learning Opportunities

  • Mental Health Basics | 60 or 90 min
    A basic yet informative overview about mental health—what it is, how we talk about it, what compassionate responses look like and what kind of supports are currently available.

  • Lunch + Learns | 45 or 60 min
    A variety of topics are available: workplace mental health, the economics of mental health, trauma-informed practices, ethics of mental health care, etc.

  • Mental Health First Aid | 12 hours
    A Training by the Mental Health Commission of Canada which equips participants to recognize and respond to addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis.

  • Psychological Health & Safety | 60 or 90 min

    An introduction to the National Standard of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace which provides a framework for protecting and supporting employee mental health.

  • The Cost of Caring | 2 or 4 hours

    Designed for helping professionals, this workshop explores practical strategies for preventing and addressing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.

  • The Weight We Carry | 3 hours

    A workshop for women on body-image. This workshop equips attendees with practical knowledge and tools to improve personal well-being and body-image.

  • Responding to Suicidal Expressions | 4 hours

    This training certifies participants in foundational knowledge and skills of suicide intervention.

  • Customized Options | 1 to 4 hours
    I can create customized trainings, workshops, or presentations on the following topics: addiction, suicide, self-harm, depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, body-image, and psychosis.

Credentials

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Professional
• Registered Social Worker (#4502) with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers
• Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor through the Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor through the Canadian Mental Health Association
• Inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health crisis response, and non-profit mental health advocacy
• Community presentations on diverse mental health issues
• Certifications in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Practice, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, & Clinical Foundations of Mental Health Disorders

Academic
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Master of Social Work Student
• Graduate coursework in Counselling Psychology including Basic & Advanced Counselling Skills
• Diverse & extensive research on mental health literature

Personal
• Lived experience of debilitating mental illness
• Caregiving for loved ones with mental illness
• Loss of an immediate family member to suicide
• Many conversations and shared experiences with those who suffer from mild to severe forms of mental illness

Testimonials

Cara is not only incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her work, but she is so caring and empathetic. She shares personal stories that connect to relevant content to provide greater depth and understanding to the teachings. This helps personalize otherwise very clinical topics. I highly recommend taking a course from Cara, you will throughly enjoy it and be sad when it’s over!
— Mental Health First Aid Participant
I went home confident that I would be able to help someone who was distressed. The framework, information, and resources were very valuable. I highly recommend Cara and this training. One day you may save a life because of it.
— Responding to Suicidal Expressions Participant
Cara does amazing work. I’ve never experienced any training facilitated with such authenticity and passion before.
— Custom Training Participant
This workshop was so inspiring and helpful. I love the way Cara creates a safe space free of shame in any form. She is very careful with the words she uses and the ways she makes everyone feel valuable. I loved everything about this experience!
— The Weight We Carry Participant
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Contact

Cara Taylor, BSW, RSW.
306-914-2150 | cara.taylor@ctmentalhealth.org
Suite 102, 220 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0W9

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