• Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM through March 20, 2018
    Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

    Mental Health First Aid



    Sanctuary is offering Mental Health First Aid for $75 to people who are active in a church community. 
    Click HERE for a course description and learning outcomes. MHFA Canada is an evidence based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada.
    The course will be held on 3 consecutive Tuesdays, March 6th, March 13th and March 20th, from 1 pm - 5 pm in the boardroom at the Sanctuary offices. Please note, to receive certification, participants must be present for the entire course. 
    Tea and coffee will be the only hospitality provided. 
    Register HERE.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    First Baptist Church in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Trauma Skills Training

    Although trauma occurs all around us, and the effects of it can be seen everywhere, including in our communities of faith, most people in ministry have not been well supported in their training to recognize, respond to, and facilitate the healing of psychological trauma. Further, there is much more to be known to prevent those communities of faith from becoming traumatizing themselves. This training event is designed to provide attendees with an in-depth presentation of psychological trauma: how it impacts the body and mind and how to recognize it as trauma, what communities of faith can do to support those who experience trauma, and some basic skills to support someone in the aftermath of a traumatic event (both immediately, and long-term).
    Hillary McBride
    As heard on the Liturgists podcast episode on Spiritual Trauma, Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in Vancouver and PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC. Her areas of clinical and research specialty focus on trauma, and trauma therapies, eating disorders, body image, sex and sexuality, embodiment and the intersection of spirituality and mental health.
    Hillary's work has been recognized by both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and she was recently awarded the International Young Investigator Award for her research contributions so early in her career. In 2017, she published her first book with Post Hill Press - Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, and she is the senior editor of a textbook, Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment, to be published by Routledge in June 2018.You can hear her work on the Liturgists and CBC Podcasts, follow her on Twitter @hillarylmcbride or Instagram @hillaryliannamcbride, and find more of her work at


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