Type of Entry: Training
Name: LivingWorks safeTALK
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Face to face
Owned by: Living Works Education, Inc.
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Anyone

Core Elements

Suicide first aid course for anyone 15 and above.

Suicide First Aid 

  • Improves trainee skills and readiness
  • Safe for trainees, with no adverse effects from training
  • Effective for participants as young as 15 years old
  • Helps break down suicide stigma in the community
  • Better skill retention compared to other connector programs
  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
Length of Training

4 hour training session

Evaluation

safeTALK has a substantial evidence base including evaluation studies of safeTALK training.

For more information on these studies, please click here.

Recommendations

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Endorsements

  • The Suicide Prevention Hub (Australia) holds the SAFE Talk in Schools program on the Best Practice Register under Evidence Based Programs.

Additional Information

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The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  The ZSA do not endorse individual resources but instead aim to present standardised information to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

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Content last updated: 09/03/2021.

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