Health Promotion & Public Relations

Type of Service

Mental Health Awareness

Program Description

The Health Promotion & Public Relations Program (HPPR) aims at increasing mental health awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. The program provides a wide range of promotional and educational options such as workshops, displays and evidence-based certification training for all sectors of the community. Certificate training includes: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada (Basic and Youth), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Suicide Safe Talk, Living Life to the Full, and Mental Health Works. HPPR also provides specialised workshops to key audiences such as youth, seniors and newcomers to name a few. Topics vary according to need and can include: mental illness, diabetes and mental health, bullying, self-esteem, body image, depression and suicide, anxiety and stress. Workshops can also be tailored to meet the needs of businesses. HPPR is also responsible for planning community forums, press releases, fundraising events and Annual General Meetings.

Access Information

All individuals - consumers, professionals, family members, and general public can access information by visiting Call to request workshops, training, and information. Visit display booths at health fairs. Some workshops and training have applicable fees attached.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-436-8760 ext. 137

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 0 and up
Catchment Counties: (Durham)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Monday 0900-1630
Tuesday 0900-1630
Wednesday 0900-1630
Thursday 0900-1630
Friday 0900-1600

Evening workshops and training available as pre-arranged.