Learn how to identify and help people who may be having thoughts of suicide.
Attend the half-day safeTALK program and learn to:
- Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide.
- Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide.
- Connect them to life-saving resources.
SafeTALK is open to anyone 15 years or older, regardless of prior experience. Both professionals and members of the general public can benefit from safeTALK.
Why take safeTALK?
Life-Saving: Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By connecting friends, family members, colleagues and students with helpful resources, safeTALK participants save lives in their communities.
Simple yet effective: SafeTALK uses the easy-to-follow TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe – and includes time to practise them so the knowledge is retained.
Engaging: SafeTALK is a dynamic training that incorporates presentations and audiovisuals. It invites participants to become more alert to the possibility of suicide and how to prevent it.
Trusted: More than 50,000 people attend safeTALK each year. SafeTALK is used in over 20 countries worldwide, and many communities, organisations and agencies have made it a core training program.
Proven: Studies show that safeTALK participants feel more confident asking people about suicide, connecting them with life-saving resources and keeping them safe until those resources can take over.
The training is delivered by qualified, experienced Lifeline trainers. Participants receive a Statement of Attendance at completion of the course.
Format: Four-hour, face-to-face session with a qualified Lifeline safeTALK Trainer.
Resources: Participant workbook, pocket card, safeTALK suicide alert helper sticker.
Outcome: Participants learn to recognise the signs of when a person is considering suicide, how to respond accordingly and how to link them in with further help. SafeTALK is a LivingWorks training product, which is evidence-based and well evaluated, produced in Canada and delivered across the world.