safeTALK is a half-day suicide alertness workshop to heighten awareness to the signs that someone is considering ending their life and the steps to take once you notice those signs. 

Increase your suicide alertness to signs that a person may be considering suicide.

The program acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked.

Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help. Suicide alert helpers contribute to a suicide-safer community.

Target audience

safeTALK offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention.

Because the course only takes half a day, safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe or start their journey into increasing their suicide awareness skills.

safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience.

What you can expect

You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Your safeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help you identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk.

safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand. All in all, you can expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources

Session details

  • In person half-day session


To request one of our programs at your school or organisation please complete our online request form.

Once you complete the online request form you will hear back from one of our Youth Development team within five working days.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2023