Build Capacity to Save Lives at Work, School and in our Communities
Suicide affects people of all ages, backgrounds & circumstances.
safeTALK is an evidence-based workshop developed by LivingWorks Education that gives participants the skills, tools and confidence to help save a life
Participants learn how to identify persons who may be thinking of suicide and practice four basic steps to help. safeTALK is an effective, short, cost-effective evidence-based training that empowers participants to activate a suicide alert - whether at work, school, home or in the community.
3.5 hour training in suicide alertness
for anyone age 15 or older
groups ideally 15-30 participants (max. 40 participants*)
standardized training used in over 20 countries
half a million people trained in safeTALK
Training + Resources + Certification Fee: $75 + HST
* Groups with more than 31 participants incur additional fee for 2nd trainer
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
• practical skills in suicide prevention
• sense of empowerment as a suicide-alert community helper
• TALK wallet card
• “You can TALK to Me” stickers
• safeTALK resource manual
• safeTALK Certificate
safeTALK features both presentations and
• Trainer presentations
• Diverse selection of audiovisuals
• Interactive discussions and questions
• TALK steps practice
Your safeTALK Trainer
Caroline Rosta is a registered LivingWorks trainer and experienced presenter, workshop facilitator and educator. She has provided training in a number of schools, universities, community organizations and businesses including the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and University of Western Ontario. Caroline is also trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and, like all safeTALK trainers, she is subject to a rigorous quality control process, she participates in ongoing professional development and must facilitate a certain number of workshops each year to retain certified trainer status.
As a Registered Psychotherapist who has first-hand experience supporting people with thoughts of suicide, Caroline is able to bring experience and insight to enrich workshop discussions.
In addition to the trainer, there is a Community Resource Person at each safeTALK workshop who provides assistance and support if any participants are struggling with the subject of suicide during the training. The Community Resource Person is an valuable member of the training team and another source of information.
Suicide IS Preventable
Preventing Suicide at Work
Preventing Suicide in the Workplace
Suicide prevention is a part of every robust corporate/organizational mental health and wellbeing strategy
People are at the heart of businesses, organizations and institutions. Research shows that the culture and available supports in a workplace can positively or negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of employees, and that the wellbeing of employees impacts productivity and financial wellness. Research shows that work environments can actually exacerbate mental health concerns and contribute to loss of productivity, increased sick days and possibly even suicide. Suicide prevention is a part of every robust corporate and organizational mental health and wellbeing strategy.
Contact me to discuss how safeTALK training can make your company suicide-safer today.