Catalyst Training Services is an Edmonton-based training consultancy that conducts educational mental health seminars across Canada.
We are dedicated to equipping participants with the skills, knowledge and tools required to become confident allies and capable support systems to anyone who may be struggling with mental illness.
Additionally, when we aren’t conducting training sessions, we’re constantly working to raise awareness of mental health and addictions. We want to ensure the voices of people living with these conditions are heard and that their needs are considered when critical decisions are made.
We know that being part of a greater community can have a significant impact on mental health. We help people strengthen their sense of purpose and belonging, so they can both contribute to and rely upon their communities and greater networks.
In Canada, 60 per cent of people with a mental health problem or illness won’t seek help for fear of being labelled. We help our participants overcome stigma by identifying what mental health discrimination looks like and teaching them the best steps for combatting it.
Hope is an integral part of mental health and addiction recovery. Hope is the belief that something better will come. It is what motivates us to push forward. Thus, teaching others how to inspire hope—both within themselves and others—is a core component of the work we do.
Our goal is to provide business and community leaders (as well as their team members) with an eye-opening experience that provides the accurate knowledge and in-depth understanding they’ll need to bring about real, tangible change.
Our Founder and Lead Trainer, Jenan Nasserdeen, has travelled across the country delivering high-impact training sessions to interested corporate and organizational clients. She doesn’t let a little jetlag hold her back!
Potential corporate clients can choose between a variety of sessions, depending on their unique circumstances and training objectives.
Or, if they require a more personalized solution, we can put together custom modules that are relevant and responsive to their needs.
Also, on occasion, we host community-based training sessions that are open to the general public. These sessions are ideal for individuals who want to improve their general ability to recognize, respond to, and support those struggling with mental illness and addiction.
We encourage anyone interested in attending a community session to subscribe to our e-newsletter (sign-up form at the bottom of this page). It’s the best way to stay informed about upcoming events!
Every month we list an affordable, community resource we trust. These supports are ideal for individuals who are looking to connect with professional mental health care providers.
Click the "Resources" tab in our menu to see a full list.
To improve the way individuals, businesses, communities, and societies address mental illness and addiction, we must all be aware of mental health stigma and its implications.
We must also have an in-depth understanding of how mental illness and addiction affect not just the individual who is living with the condition, but their greater social networks as well.
These staggering statistics highlight the adverse consequences of stigma and inadequate access to mental health treatments and supports:
These figures showcase the importance of early detection and the absolute necessity of sufficient, affordable, and comprehensive mental health training and supports.
They also cast light on the need for well-informed, proactive mental health advocacy.
At Catalyst Training Services, we don’t just do the work. We live by our mission, vision and values every moment of every day.
We are fierce mental health warriors who advocate for:
And all of the other changes that must take place to make the world a better place for those living with mental illness or addiction.
Jenan Nasserdeen, our Founder and Lead Trainer, has extensive experience supporting and advocating for Alberta’s most vulnerable population. As a certified Child and Youth Care Counselor, Jenan specializes in working with high-risk youth in the areas of trauma, addiction, gang affiliation and sexual exploitation. Her vast experiences have allowed her the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including residential group care, schools, community-based housing and living programing, and correctional institutions.
Click here to learn more about Jenan.
Catalyst Training Services is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to offer Mental Health First Aid— a course dedicated to teaching participants how to provide adequate support to individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
As a Contract Trainer for the MHCC, we must uphold the standards set forth by this renowned organization, commit to continuous learning, and maintain annual certification requirements.
For more information about our qualifications, we encourage you to contact us.
We prefer to let our work speak for itself. We encourage you to read the kind words past training participants have shared with us.
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Catalyst Training Services Inc.
PO Box 71080 Northtown PO Edmonton, Alberta T5E 6J8
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