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Mental Health Awareness Training

for Professionals

Helping advance interactive mental health and de-escalation training with scientifically backed research.

 

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ProTraining & Mental Health Awareness

Advancing the mental health training of police officers & protective service officers

Police and protective service officers often find themselves in situations where they are responding to an individual who is, or appears to be, mentally ill.

These interactions often lack understanding between both parties and require training to enhance positive outcomes. As such, this eLearning course has been designed to provide an introduction or refresher program to actively educate officers on key skills needed when interacting with individuals.

This training program stems from a program that was originally developed at the University of Alberta, Department of Psychiatry, to advance the mental health training of police officers.

It proved overwhelmingly successful, showing increases in police mental health awareness, communication, de-escalation and empathy skills as well as an increase in police efficiency and a decrease in number of use-of-force occurrences.

This program proved overwhelmingly successful, showing increases in police mental health awareness, communication, de-escalation and empathy skills.

The benefits for this program have been supported by various articles and publications, including the recent report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Coleman and Cotton 2014), and an independent review by Dr. Richard Frierson, professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of South Carolina

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Measured Benefits of Mental Health Awareness Training

  • 23% increase

    in self-reported police officer confidence

  • 41% increase

    in police office Mental Health Awareness

  • 19% increase

    in efficiency on mental health calls

  • 41% decrease

    in use of physical force in all police calls

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Award Winning Training

Our online training has been awarded an Award of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology Educational Practices/Collaboration from the Canadian Network of Innovation in Education (2016).

Mental Health Awareness Training

This training program will focus on one's ability to:
  • De-escalate various situations
  • Improving expressed empathy
  • Effectively communicate

This eLearning course is the first step in a three-step mental health training program.

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Train Your Staff

Set up your staff to complete their safety training, with the following benefits:

  • View your users, their detailed exam history and training progress
  • View reports on your users as a group or individually
  • Purchase online training courses in bulk and enjoy discounts
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Custom Branded Website

Train your staff from your own fully branded, custom designed, stand-alone training website. Using this site you are able to deliver training from a portal that looks and feels to your employees like another part of your company website.