- LivingWorks START is a 90-minute, e-learning program that teaches learners to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and steps to connect them to help.
- LivingWorks facilitates community-based training and may offer SafeTALK and ASIST training, at a cost, near you. See a list of upcoming training sessions.
SafeTALK is a 4-hour training session designed to ensure that people with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions.
U of T staff deliver this workshop as a part our commitment to develop the mental health literacy of students, staff and faculty. Our goal is to create supportive and inclusive conditions for you to flourish. We aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues as outlined by our Mental Health Framework.
SafeTALK is free for all students currently studying at University of Toronto.
Program EligibilityAll undergraduate and graduate students
How The Program Works
Through examples in video, small group discussion and scenario practice, you will learn practical steps to help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care and relevant resources.
All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the entire training. If you arrive late to the session, or leave early, you will not receive the SafeTALK certificate.
To earn Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognition for SafeTALK, you need to take part in SafeTALK reflection, which will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after attending SafeTALK. Your participation will be validated 2-4 weeks after you complete the reflection.
The SafeTALK workshop was designed by LivingWorks, international leaders in suicide prevention programs.