“LivingWorks safeTALK trainees learn to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to an intervention provider. In this way, LivingWorks safeTALK trainees build a safety network and greatly increase their reach and impact.”


What You Will Learn

This powerful workshop will assist in preparing anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, and connect them to suicide first-aid resources, Becoming an alert helper will increase opportunities to support those at risk and keep them safe.

How It Works

Workshop Length: 3.5 hours

Workshop Format: In-person

Affiliations: Developed by LivingWorks

Notes: Certificate provided upon completion.  Available to anybody over age 15.


Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Training features:

  • Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
  • Access to support from a local community resource person
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Hands-on skills practice and development

safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world.

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