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safeTALK Training - English

This evening will begin with a viewing of the short 14 minute Throwline docu-film at 5:00pm, followed by a safeTALK workshop. safeTALK typically costs $55 to attend, however this workshop will run by donation.

The first Throwline viewing will be on Monday March 19th at 12:30pm, with a second viewing on Tuesday March 20th at 5:00pm. Our venue will hold up to 60 people per viewing, however safeTALK is only permitted to have 30 participants. Therefore, our safeTALK participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


Throwline is a short docu-film about a taxi cab driver in Kilkenny, Ireland, who realized he had a unique opportunity to help people at risk of suicide. His pursuit of helping others has changed the cab industry in Kilkenny. In fact, every taxi cab driver in Kilkenny is now trained in safeTALK. To watch the Throwline trailer click here. 


safeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) suicide alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. 

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks. 

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: 
• Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present 
• Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked 
• Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide 
• Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe 
• Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help 

• Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer 
• Access to support from a local community resource person 
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids 
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe 
• Hands-on skills practice and development 

safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. 

Copy and paste the following link to learn how the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) has incorporated safeTALK. 

Tuesday March 20th, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Heritage Hall, 83 Essex St
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Registration Deadline
Tuesday March 20th, 2018
Shawna Percy
[email protected]

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