This engaging and interactive half-day workshop provides tools to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to resources. The workshop helps strengthen our role in suicide prevention by helping us understand our own limitations as a helper and how we can overcome them. This training invites a greater awareness of what may be underneath suicidal thoughts and behaviour, what helps a person stay safe, and how we can make a difference. 92% of safeTALK participants indicated feeling better prepared to respond to suicide after participating in the training.
What is SafeTALK?
SafeTALK is an evidence based half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.
Who benefits from SafeTALK?
Everyone. Suicide is a community health problem and is preventable. SafeTALK aims to create a safer and more aware community. SafeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide and better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to life-affirming help.
Who can take SafeTALK?
SafeTALK is designed to be accessible to large numbers of people. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training and can come from all backgrounds. SafeTALK is especially beneficial for frontline staff, HR and mangers, but also an asset for anyone in the general public to be able to recognize and connect those with thoughts of suicide to life-firming help. Unfortunately, SafeTALK is not suitable for persons or communities recently affected by suicide or those under the age of 15.
SafeTALK is developed by Living Works click here for more information.
For more information on SuicideTALK, a 90 minute talk dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, click here.
Living Works has also created a short demonstrative video about how SafeTALK has been implemented with sports teams here.
What to bring: a pen and a water bottle
- February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm