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safeTALK [Suicide Alertness For Everyone]

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division offers suicide response training called safeTALK, developed by LivingWorks Canada. This half-day training is available to anyone 15 years of age and up who wants to help prevent suicide.

safeTALK trains participants to:

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, and may include:

* safeTALK is for anyone age 15 and older.

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

Who provides safeTALK?

safeTALK is a training developed by LivingWorks Education, a leading world provider of suicide intervention training.

Each safeTALK is facilitated by a trainer who has completed the two-day safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) course. Trainers use internationally standardized learning materials, including a diverse selection of paired alert and non-alert vignettes. In order to maintain registered status, trainers must deliver the workshop at least three times a year and submit quality control reports to LivingWorks

For information on upcoming safeTALK training sessions, visit our events calendar.

For more information on safeTALK and LivingWorks, visit their website: https://livingworks.net/training/livingworks-safetalk/

Closed safeTALK sessions for groups are available upon request. To book this training please contact our Education and Training Team at [email protected]

Further details:

What to consider when you reach out to book this training. Any additional information you can provide will help us get back to you.

Upcoming Workshops

Coming Soon.

safeTALK is generously funded through the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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