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SafeTalk Suicide training


SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. During this training, participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.
Date Thu 28-March-2019
Location Fitzroy
Presenter John Forster and Tanya Cottrell, St Vincent's
Contact Dr Greg Coman on 9231 3186 or
Note This training is only for non-clinical staff, including peer workers, consumer and carer consultants, admin staff etc. There is separate training on resilience in the afternoon of the same day in the same venue if participants also wish to attend. Attendance requires separate registration.
This workshop is fully booked. Registrations are now closed