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FAQs

Jack Talks: Booking a Talk

  • What can I expect with a livestream or in-person Jack Talk?
    In short: engaging, evidence-based mental health education through an online or in-person experience!

    The Livestream Jack Talk uses video, quizzes, worksheets and discussions delivered by our two trained youth speakers on your video conferencing platform. One of our dedicated Jack.org staff members will make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of the experience, and walk you through the logistics and implementation.

    The In-person Jack Talk uses video, quizzes, worksheets and discussions delivered by our two trained youth speakers visiting your community. One of our dedicated Jack.org staff members will make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of the experience, and walk you through the logistics and implementation.
    *We are currently offering a limited number of in-person Talks for 2022/23, and therefore cannot guarantee every request.
  • What can I expect with a digital Jack Talk?
    In short: engaging, evidence-based mental health education in a digital format!

    The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Classroom Edition uses video, interactive quizzes, discussion guides, and a virtual learning management platform. One of our Programs Coordinators will make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of the experience, and walk you through the implementation. Trust us, we make it super easy and user-friendly. 

    The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition can be done on your own time. It walks you through videos and quizzes and can be completed in about 45 minutes. 

    And don't forget: the Pre-Recorded Jack Talk was informed and co-created with youth in Jack.org's network, so you know it's relevant and engaging for young people!
  • Is the Jack Talk safe?

    Yes! We do intensive evaluations to ensure our programs are implemented in a safe and effective manner. Mental health can sometimes be a particularly sensitive subject for some people, which is why it's mandatory that every Virtual Jack Talk: Classroom Edition has some sort of mental health support present.
  • How much does it cost?

    The Jack Talk is 100% free!

  • Who are the speakers that deliver the Talk?

  • What dates are available?

    For the various Jack Talk offerings: Name your date. We work to deliver Jack Talks 365 days a year.

    The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition can be done at any time, by anyone!
  • How far in advance do I have to book?

    For both the Livestream Jack Talk and In-person Jack Talk: We recommend you reach out to us at least 4-6 weeks in advance for livestream and 6-8 weeks for in-person, but no matter what we'll work to make it happen. Connect with us as soon as possible so we can discuss options. 

    The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Classroom or Personal Edition can be done at any time!
  • Our community faced a traumatic event - can you please come and talk to our students?
    Following a community tragedy, it’s not in line with best practices to have a large group assembly like our Jack Talk. Because of this, we don’t recommend booking talks during these difficult community times. However, we’re more than happy to work with you to host a talk for a later date when it will be a more positive and safe experience for everyone. If you have questions about the timing or safety considerations of your event, reach out to us at talks@jack.org and we’d be happy to discuss options.
  • What kind of training do Jack Talks Speakers get?

    Rigorous training in mental health, public speaking, and more, with one-on-one coaching with our professional staff. We’ve published some of our training materials in our Resources section. Have a look!
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