safeTALK Training

Learn how to prevent suicide.

safeTALK is a four-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice.

At a LivingWorks safeTALK workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

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

Who should attend?

safeTALK is designed for anyone, whether in a formal or informal role, who wants to make a difference in the lives of people. 

Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training. 

The steps learned in safeTALK have helped participants from all walks of life be alert to situations where suicide thoughts may be present.

What will be covered in this training?

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.

safeTALK features both presentations and interactive elements. Trainers will facilitate participants’ involvement through: 

  • Trainer presentations 
  • A diverse selection of audiovisuals 
  • Interactive discussion and questions 
  • TALK steps practice 
  • TALK wallet card 
  • Downloadable TALK App 

For more information regarding the training, click here.

The Details 

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

The Olive Branch Community Church
175 Anderson Ave. Markham, ON L6E 1A4

Youth Lounge

Choose one of the following two workshops:

  • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be served. 

Certificates will be issued to all those who complete the training by LivingWorks.