The 1st Annual Mitchell Snider Memorial Golf Tournament, held on July 5th, raised a total of $13,000. A generous donation from the Fresh Ayr Festival in Mitchell’s memory brought the total donated to the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council to $15,000.
Some of these funds have been earmarked by WRSPC to fund several information and awareness course in our community over the next year. Courses will include:
safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 16 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The ASIST workshop is for professionals and councillors who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Final dates and details will be available soon. Watch the Coming Events section of the Ayr News or the Community Email Blast for further information.