Events & Training

Listed here are Trainings, Advocacy Events, Suicide Prevention Events, Support Groups and Symposiums. For full listing of trainings and events offered by the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center and/or to Register for any of the trainings, click here:


 If you are looking for an event that is not listed please call us at 802-254-6590 or email us at: Together we can make Zero Suicide a reality.

Umatter for Youth and Young Adult Program @ Vermont Technical College
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a  Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community, and presentation  of CAP at the local or state level.

The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:

  • Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
  • The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
  • Address issues like bullying and substance misuse

Core content and skills of Umatter YYA includes mindset, assessing personal strengths, assets and risks, resiliency, stress, self-care, strength and risk-based coping skills and consequences, recognizing signs of distress in self and others/peers, knowing what to say and do, help-seeking.

Statewide Kick-Off Training Event
Thursday, January 17, 2019 (snow date January 18th)
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont

Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project
February – May
Implemented in local schools and/or community

Culmination Event
TBD based on participant input


Information and to Register HERE

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only @ White River Junction, VT
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting: By Invitation Only

Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

White River Junction, VT (location TBD)

8:30 am – Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Meeting

Lunch will NOT be provided at this meeting.


If you would like to become a member of the Vermont Suicide Preventioin Coalition, please contact Julia Hampton, Health Program Specialist –