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News Briefs: March 11, 2010

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Mental health first aid

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Help Centre is hosting a training workshop on mental health first aid on March 13 and 14.

Mental health first aid prepares people to help those developing mental problems or those in crisis. It teaches participants to recognize the signs of mental health problems and the skills needed to properly assist the sufferer. The training also links participants to a network of helpers in the community to ensure long term care of those in crisis.

According to the Mental Health First Aid, the group that teaches the course, one in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.

To sign up, just contact Help Centre coordinator Tina Elliot at help.centre@ussu.ca or 966-6982.

University’s public reporting

The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors will hold its annual public reporting meeting March 12, which is open to both the public and media.

The public reporting meeting gives students and community members a rare opportunity to address and ask questions of the entire board.

This year’s agenda includes a discussion of governance at the U of S and the role of the board, an overview of the 2009-10 work plan and a presentation on capital projects.

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