Course description

In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15-29 (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2016). Within post-secondary institutions, 16% of students have considered suicide and 3% have attempted suicide (NCHA, 2019). Through this in-person course, faculty will gain skills to prevent suicide by noticing the signs, engaging in empathetic conversations, and connecting at risk students with the appropriate safety resources. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive safeTALK certification through LivingWorks. NOTE: Interested participants may be exempt from the in-person learning if they have already completed LivingWorks safeTALK.

Course details

Hours: 6
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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This course is part of the following micro-credential(s):

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Starts: Aug. 25, 2024
Ends: Sep. 8, 2024
Day/Time:   Tues. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Delivery: In Person
Campus: Kitchener - Doon
Cost: $150.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery