SafeTALK is a 4-hour training designed to ensure that people with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first-aid interventions.

As part of the University of Toronto's commitment to create a suicide-safer community on campus, the Student and Campus Community Development Office is offering safeTALK workshops to students throughout the year in collaboration with Health & Wellness.

SafeTALK is free for all students currently studying at University of Toronto.

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How it works U of T staff deliver this interactive and practice-dominated workshop
Schedule Register for Winter 2020 workshops
Contact us For more information, email health.promotion@utoronto.ca
Additional resources There are many resources on campus available to students in need

How it works

U of T staff deliver this workshop as a part our commitment to develop the mental health literacy of students, staff and faculty. Our goal is to create supportive and inclusive conditions for you to flourish. We aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues as outlined by our Mental Health Framework.

Through examples in video, small group discussion and scenario practice, you will learn practical steps to help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care and relevant resources. 

All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the whole training. If you arrive late to the session, or leave early, you will not receive the safeTALK certificate. 

To claim your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Recognition for safeTALK, you need to take part in safeTALK reflection, which will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after attending safeTALK. Your participation will be validated 2-4 weeks after you complete the reflection. 

The safeTALK workshop was designed by Living Works, international leaders in suicide prevention programs.

Contact us

If you would like more information about safeTALK training, email health.promotion@utoronto.ca.

Additional resources

There are many resources on campus available to students in need. Please visit Health & Wellness for more information.

Find more information for staff and faculty interested in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).