The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) 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:
- 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, and may include:
- Front line workers
* 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
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, safeTALK sessions have been cancelled until further notice.
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin offers closed safeTALK sessions to groups upon request. Contact us at (705) 675-7252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a safeTALK training workshop for your organization or community group.
For more information about safeTALK or other LivingWorks programs, visit the LivingWorks website.