Learn how to identify and help people who may be having thoughts of suicide.
Attend the half-day safeTALK program and learn to:
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.
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.