safeTALK (Training for Organizations)

safeTALK teaches your staff how to recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them to help to keep them safe.

  • We book these sessions on a rolling basis throughout the year


People thinking about suicide do not want to die; often, they are looking for a way to manage their emotional pain. Using a simple yet effective model, LivingWorks safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. 

This four-hour, in-person training, equips people to be more alert to someone thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe)
  • Recognize signs or ‘invitations’ that someone might be thinking of suicide
  • Be alert and move beyond the common tendencies to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Identify KeepSafe resources and describe how to connect someone to help

99.9% of previous safeTALK participants through the Crisis Centre of BC highly recommend this training.

Who is it for?

safeTALK is suitable for anyone 15 years of age and older. It is ideal for all types of community members, including first responders, teachers, youth workers, housing support, faith communities, parents/families, and community members interested in learning how to respond to suicide.

safeTALK can be delivered for groups of up to 30 participants and can be hosted at your location or at the Crisis Centre. 


“Very prepared and professional. Makes a difficult topic comfortable and focuses on how we can help. Respectful and mindful of people’s connection/experience with the topic.” – Immigrant Settlement Worker

“It was excellent for a half-day introductory program! I love how accessible it is for everyone and anyone.” – Vancouver Participant, October, 2023

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Our Impact The topic and word "suicide" is not so scary after taking a training from the Crisis Centre of BC. I'm grateful to have been here today, and am hopeful that I can help people in the future. safeTALK participant, Agassiz