PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Brighton MSW, RSW
DATE: Saturday May 30th
LOCATION: Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville
COST: $25/person, Reg $50, includes 50% subsidy from CameronHelps
To Register: Click Here
safeTALK is a three hour alertness workshop being held on May 30 at the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre in Oakville 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 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.
The workshop features:
- 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 Keep Safe
- Hands-on skills practice and development
safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. Click here to register or support this important cause.