Livingworks International is celebrating 10 years of safeTALK training!
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over
the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a
suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly
want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through
their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.
safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action
by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as
caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20
countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes
have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for
diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of
suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to
identify and avert suicide risks.
- 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.
Watch the information video below.