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4 hours

Become a “Suicide Alert Helper”.

Most individuals thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die. Many are simply looking for a way to end the pain they are experiencing, so they can live.

Through words and actions, individuals with thoughts of suicide invite others to help them with making a choice for life.

SafeTALK teaches participants how to recognise these invitations, effectively respond to them, explore thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them be safer from suicide.

LivingWorks safeTALK is a face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice enabling participants to become suicide alert.

Course content

At a safeTALK workshop, participants learn how to prevent suicide by

  • recognising signs of concern
  • engaging someone
  • asking about suicide
  • connecting the individual to an intervention resource for further support.

Participants will understand the common reasons behind why signs of suicide are often missed, dismissed or avoided, in turn boosting confidence and willingness to explore thoughts of suicide when concerned.

A skilled, supportive trainer will guide you through the course and a community resource will be on hand to support your safety and comfort.

Following the course

Participants will be a recognised “safe-talker” or “Suicide Alert Helper”.

Peer-reviewed reports and Government studies on safeTALK found:

  • Improves trainee skills and readiness
  • Safe for trainees, with no adverse effects from training
  • Effective for participants as young as 15 years old
  • Helps break down suicide stigma in the community
  • Better skill retention compared to other connector programs

Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a quick reference guide to use the “TALK” steps taught, provided they have been present in all 4 hours of the course.

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Further information, pricing & availability

Please contact us to discuss how our training can best help you and to find out more about this and other courses.

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Help and Support with Thoughts of Suicide

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, there are a number of helplines you can contact including:

HOPELineUK : 0800 068 4141

Shout Crisis Text service : Text 85258

Samaritans 116123

Please visit our ‘Help and Advice’ page for additional information and support

Associated courses

Suicide alert symbol.

2 days

This two-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks safeTALK workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks safeTALK during the first half-day, then you’ll learn how to bring the training to life.

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Responding to Suicide Risk in the Workplace

1 day

Find out how to better support and your colleagues: What to look out for, how to intervene, keeping safe whilst providing support, what to do if a colleague takes their own life and more…

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The ASK Workshop

Two 4.5hour online workshops delivered on two consecutive days

In just 9hours, we can teach you how to help a child at risk of suicide become a child with hope for life.

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