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Which Talk is Right for Me?

Are you requesting a Talk and trying to figure out which one is right for you? Here are some suggestions!


Livestream Talk:

What is it? Jack.org created the Livestream: Classroom Edition Jack Talk to ensure that we could continue to bring important mental health knowledge and conversations to communities across Canada. The Livestream edition continues to use peer-to-peer education to teach young people how to identify signs of struggle, how to look out for themselves and one another, and how to access support all in a live 60 minute presentation hosted on a video conference and delivered by two youth speakers. 

Recommended for:  Large audiences that are gathering in-person, online, or a hybrid of both. We can work with most streaming platforms if you have a preferred platform, or we can provide a Zoom room for the Talk if needed. Our speakers log on 15 mins before the Talk to do a small tech run-through. The Talk will be approximately 50 minutes in length.

What do you get? When you book this Jack Talk, you are provided with:

  • A dedicated regional coordinator to walk you through the planning process

  • Access to our Zoom video conferencing software
 if you need it
  • Two trained Jack Talk Speakers to deliver your talk

  • Post-talk discussion questions to keep the conversation going

  • And more!


Pre-Recorded Talk:

What is it? Jack.org created this pre-recorded edition of the Jack Talk to ensure young people continue to have access to first-rate mental health education during COVID-19, isolation, and disrupted schedules. As a new addition to the Jack Talks program, the Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Classroom Edition uses peer-to-peer education to teach young people how to identify signs of struggle, how to look out for themselves and one another, and how to access support. We provide access to our online learning system, as well as support and materials to help educators and adults guide young people through the learning experience.


Recommended audiences: For smaller audiences, to be used in a classroom setting. The Talk contains printable worksheets and small group quizzes, and the organizer is provided with a guide for facilitating the talk and running the activities.

What do you get? When you book this Jack Talk, you are provided with:

  • a dedicated regional coordinator to walk you through the planning process

  • a digital learning environment
  • a professionally-recorded Jack Talk
  • an organizer facilitation guide
  • discussion guides
  • prompts
  • quizzes
  • and more!

Personal Talk:
 

What is it? Jack.org created this pre-recorded edition of the Jack Talk to ensure young people continue to have access to first-rate mental health education during COVID-19, isolation, and disrupted schedules. The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition Talk uses peer-to-peer education, the power of personal stories, and online learning technologies to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to identify signs of mental health struggle in themselves and others, support one another through challenging times, and connect to help when needed.

The Jack Talk is based on a professionally-developed curriculum and focuses on equating the importance of mental health to that of physical health. The Pre-Recorded Jack Talk: Personal Edition is a professionally-recorded, 45-minute long Jack Talk with videos and quizzes. 

Users watch and complete the talk on their own time and at their own pace. The Virtual Jack Talk was developed in collaboration with young people and mental health professionals to ensure it’s safe, effective, and engaging.

Recommended audiences: Recommended for any individual (such as youth, parents, teachers) who wants to engage in mental health education on their own time!

What do you get? When you book this Jack Talk, you are provided with:

  • access to the professionally-recorded Jack Talk
  • quizzes
 

Ready to get started? Book your Talk now!

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