safeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone's suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support. 

This training complements the more comprehensive 2 day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course by conveniently widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren't missed, dismissed or avoided. 

What are the training outcomes?

• Identify people thinking of suicide overcome barriers to talk about suicide
• Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
• Apply the 4 step model of suicide alertness (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe)
• Connect people at risk with further help training will be delivered with further help

Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

What are the teaching methods?

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

Who can attend this course?

Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals. Through Health Education England support, this particular programme has limited number of funded places for public sector/not for profit workforce across North East London.

Limited number of funded places are available for workforce across North East London.

When is the training? How do I register?

Below course dates and times. Please click on the date to register your place. Note, there will be £75 charge for cancellations within 72 hours prior to the course or failure to attend

Monday 8th January 2018 - 13:30-17:00

Friday 19th January 2018 - 13:30-17:00

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 13:30-17:00

Friday 23rd February 2018 - 13:30-17:00

Friday 16th March 2018 - 13:30-17:00


Where are the courses delivered?

Courses will be delivered at the Education Academy, Burdett House, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG


Standard price: £75.00                                                                                                                                   

Funded place: £0.00 (Limited numbers of places available for staff from the following boroughs: Barking, City & Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest) - DNA charge of £75 applies

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Further information

Light refreshments will be made available, lunch will not be provided. However, facilities are available on site to purchase food and drink.

A course completion certificate will be provided to all participants. You will be expected to take part if the course evaluation process.

Please note this course is emotionally tiring and can bring up personal feelings around loss, and previous thoughts of suicide. For further information please email