Please note:

​safeTALK is trademarked by LivingWorks and is internationally recognized. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate from LivingWorks. For full program learning goals and objectives, please visit LivingWorks safeTALK.

Course description

In 2020, 3,839 Canadians died by suicide (Statistics Canada). It is the 12th leading cause of death in our country, and the fourth leading cause of death among 15–19 year-olds worldwide (World Health Organization). safeTALK is a 3-hour face-to-face workshop designed to prepare anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them directly to a trained helper. This workshop is led by a skilled, supportive safeTALK trainer, who incorporates video clips, discussion, and practice to help you learn these important skills. safeTALK training helps break down suicide stigma in the community and helps participants notice and respond to situations when suicide thoughts may be present using the TALK method: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe.

Course details

Hours: 3
Credits: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023. Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023.

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