The Porcupine Health Unit is now offering suicide response training called safeTALK, a training program developed by LivingWorks Education. This half-day training is available to anyone 15 years of age and up who wants to help prevent suicide.
safeTALK trains participants to:
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
safeTALK is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide:
* safeTALK is for anyone age 15 and older.
July 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (English)
September 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (English)
November 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (English)
Please note that a minimum number of registrants is required to host safeTALK sessions. You will be notified the day prior to the scheduled date to confirm if the session can take place.
For more information about safeTALK and for training opportunities near you, visit the Living Works website.