safeTALK (Training for Individuals)

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

  • August 14th, 9am - 12:30pm PST
    September 19th, 9am - 12:30pm PST
    October 17th, 9am - 12:30pm PST
  • 763 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC.


safeTALK is a half-day in-person training that teaches participants how to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to support to help keep them safe.

People thinking about suicide do not want to die; often, they are looking for a way to manage their emotional pain.

safeTALK is an internationally recognized LivingWorks program that features powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice.  

safeTALK participants report increased comfort with the topic of suicide and increased preparedness to ask about suicide and help the person with thoughts get connected to resources to help build safety. 99.9% of safeTALK participants 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. Sessions are held regularly at the Crisis Centre, and off-site sessions can be booked for your community or organization.

The Facilitators

Our safeTALK trainers are certified, passionate, and able to tailor to the needs of your agency or community.  A Community Support Resource is available at all trainings to provide safety and comfort for all participants.


“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

“safeTALK introduced me to a better framework to help recognize cases of suicide. Gave me the confidence to frame my conversations/interaction.”  – Youth Worker

Additional Information

If the workshop that you are trying to join is currently full or if there are no dates available, please click here to be added to our waitlist.


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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