This 3.5 hour workshop alerts one to warning signs indicating considering suicide.  The workshop emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs, communicating with the person considering suicide and getting help or resources for the person considering suicide.

Learning Objectives

This suicide alertness training program can help you:

  • identify persons with thoughts of suicide
  • connect persons with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid resources


Ages 16+
Participants can include but not limited to: parents and caregivers; family and friends; youth aged 16 or older; natural helpers and advisors; educators and ministers; health practitioners; justice, law enforcers, emergency workers, and community volunteers.

Certificate and Accreditation

All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

safeTALK is recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre (SPRC) in the United States. Please check with your professional association to see if the course qualifies you to receive professional development credits or continuing education credits.

Special Accommodation

safeTALK has materials available in other language translations. Please contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention if you need specific accommodations.


“I recently used my training almost verbatim with a close friend who was in the planning stages of suicide. I was and am so grateful for this training as I had a clear path for intervention. Thank you!”