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Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness Training of Trainers

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


When prepared, anyone can respond when someone needs help. Join us and become equipped to facilitate Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness training in your community or place of work.

Webinar & Full Day In-person Training Components

Registrants MUST Participate in BOTH

PREREQUISITE Participation in one Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness training. Please see training options for “Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills” at healthandlearning.org/trainings.The Center for Health and Learning can also bring a Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills training to your workplace, organization, or community. Please get in touch with Kathleen at kathleen@healthandlearning.org with any questions.


Participants engage in a full training day to develop personal skills and confidence to bring Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness training to their community or workplace. You will learn to train others in basic knowledge and skills of suicide prevention, including:

  • Societal myths and Attitudes
  • Use of sensitive language
  • Risk factors and warning signs
  • Protective factors
  • Considerations for populations at risk
  • Examples of what to do or say
  • Resources to get help


  1. Deepen understanding of risk factors and warning signs
  2. Develop skills and competencies to facilitate conversations about suicide
  3. Identify with confidence the next steps in getting help
  4. Learn presenter engagement skills to facilitate a workshop
  5. Develop confidence in sharing sensitive material with an audience
  6. Learn the role of a facilitator and helper
  7. Learn strategies for planning future training(s)

Full Day In-Person Training

November 7, 2023

Capitol Plaza Hotel

Montpelier, Vermont

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast (provided)

9:00 am – 3:30 pm Training

Lunch will be provided

Experience a full Suicide Awareness workshop in the morning and spend the afternoon preparing to deliver awareness training to others.  Attendees will be provided a Trainer’s Manual, Scripted notes, handouts, and all materials needed to carry out a workshop of their own.


Cost $400 per person.

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before the event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable (Registration may be transferred to another person.)

*CHL is pleased to present Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness Training of Trainers under funding from the Vermont Department of Mental Health. Limited individual scholarships may be available for this training. Please contact Kathleen Kilbourne at kathleen@healthandlearning.org for more information.

Pre-payment is not required to register.  To register without pre-payment, choose Pay by Invoice under the registration payment section dropdown, and an invoice will be sent to you.


About the Trainers:

Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC (she/her) Suicide Prevention and Umatter® Program Specialist Center for Health and Learning

Karen brings over 20 years of human service experience to this training, working as an LMHC, Board Certified Music Therapist, and Program Director for service providers, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, residential, and post-secondary special education. Her skills and attitude support respect and equity and a dedication to superior standards for service delivery. In addition to Umatter Programs, Karen is a certified trainer in QPR, Mental Health First Aid, and AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals in training/education roles interested in facilitating suicide prevention awareness workshops in their workplace, community, or school.

Attending the training with someone from your area or organization who can train along with you as your co-trainer is recommended.


(802) 254-6590
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Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
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