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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

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:

  • Identify persons with thoughts of suicide.
  • Connect individuals-in-need to someone trained in suicide first aid.

Why come to safeTALK?

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.

Who should attend safeTALK?

safeTALK is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide:

  • Front line workers
  • Volunteers
  • Parents
  • Youth*
  • Teachers

* safeTALK is for anyone age 15 and older.

* safeTALK is not suitable for those who have recently been seriously affected by suicide.

The next safeTALK training


November 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (English)

December 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (English)

January 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (English)

March 25, 2020 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.

Sign up

For more information about safeTALK and for training opportunities near you, visit the Living Works website.