- The safeTALK workshop can be facilitated on its own at your site.
Our flyer provides pricing details for on-site training of safeTALK only.
- safeTALK is now also being facilitated along with the Vancouver Island Crisis Society's Crisis Intervention Skills Training workshop at our Training Centre or at your site.
- To access safeTALK presentation dates for individual participation, please view the CMHA Mid-Island Branch website.
When registering for a VICS Community Education workshop, you help to financially support our Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services.
SAFE stands for Suicide Alertness For Everyone
TALK stands for Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
Frontline workers can arm themselves with safeTALK so they can become confident with how to handle suicide situations and can do their part to assist the person, feeling safe and sure that they will know when it is time to pass the person on to those who can take the next step and apply suicide first-aid skills learned in ASIST. It's a perfect system. Everyone knows their part and feels ready, willing and able to engage in this unusual conversation knowing they are offering the best support possible.
Suicide Alertness for Everyone
safeTALK is a three- to four-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life. Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and proactive participation stimulate learning. Upon completion the participant will receive a safeTALK Certificate.