SafeTALK training is for everyone. This 3 hour workshop alerts one to the warning signs that someone may be thinking of suicide.The workshop emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs, communicating with the person at risk and getting help or connecting to resources for the person at risk.

The Collateral Damage Project is proud to partner with local and regional organizations in offering SafeTALK training in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

For information on SafeTALK training in Canada, the USA and around the world, please visit the LivingWorks website; http://www.livingworks.net/training/find

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.

SafeTALK classes are for everyone including; Teachers, Coaches, First Responders, Youth Workers and for anyone in a work place where CPR, First Aid and WHIMIS are currently a part of your safety training. Families and community groups will also be interested in the awareness and knowledge that will be learned in a SafeTALK workshop. We highly recommend that senior management teams, human resource professionals, and Health & Safety Committees take a SafeTALK workshop to see why we believe so strongly that SafeTALK is right for your organization.

Our SafeTALK instructors are; Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers and Professional First Responders who are passionate about suicide prevention.

For more information and to book a SafeTALK workshop please call (807) 768-5217 or email scott@leftbehindbysuicide.org