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safeTALK – Suicide Alertness For Everyone
(Half Day)

safeTALK is a half-day presentation aimed at increasing suicide alertness. This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide.

It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk.

Participants will:

  • learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide;
  • be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide
  • know the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) be able to activate a suicide alert
  • become aware of opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide
  • learn how to connect persons with thoughts to persons trained in suicide intervention
  • leave safeTALK willing and able to be be suicide alert helpers

Who should attend?

Anyone in the community who is interested in becoming suicide alert and wants to be part of a suicide safer community.


The program is presented by a registered safeTALK trainer. Trainers use internationally standardised learning materials – tailoring examples and applications to local needs as appropriate. safeTALK presenters have completed an orientation in program facilitation. Those who attend the program are encouraged to talk with their presenter about their response to safeTALK.

Safetalk and ASIST

safeTALK is designed to complement ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). The programs share the same beliefs about suicide and preventing suicide but each has a specific role. These programs complement one another. The roles of both safeTALK Alert and ASIST helpers are valued. ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start. The more people who are suicide alert, the more the skills of those trained in suicide intervention will be used.

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