LivingWorks safeTALK

Learn and practice powerful, life-saving skills in just four hours

Using a simple yet effective model, LivingWorks safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. With over 120,000 people attending each year, it's the world's fastest-growing suicide prevention training.

COVID-19 update: LivingWorks trainers are now providing face-to-face safeTALK training in some regions with strict safety measures in place.

LivingWorks safeTALK cannot be delivered via webinar—for those located in areas where face-to-face training has not yet resumed, we invite you to learn more about LivingWorks Start, our digital training program that teaches life-saving skills online.

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The LivingWorks safeTALK experience

LivingWorks safeTALK is a four-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice.

At a LivingWorks safeTALK workshop, you'll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

A skilled, supportive trainer will guide you through the course, and a community resource will be on hand to support your safety and comfort.


LivingWorks safeTALK is proven effective

Like all of LivingWorks' core programs, LivingWorks safeTALK is evidence-based. Here's what over 15 peer-reviewed reports and government studies on LivingWorks safeTALK found:

  • Improves participant skills and readiness
  • Safe for participants, 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
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How LivingWorks safeTALK contributes to suicide prevention

LivingWorks safeTALK participants learn to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to an intervention provider, such as an LivingWorks ASIST participants. In this way, LivingWorks safeTALK participants build a safety network around these intervention providers and greatly increase their reach and impact.

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Each day, over a dozen LivingWorks safeTALK workshops take place around the world. If there isn't already one scheduled in your area, we can work with you to bring training to your organization or community.

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Have questions about LivingWorks safeTALK?

Our team will work with you to help you find the best training solution. Please email us at and share some information about your training needs and which programs you are interested in.
For example, are you looking for individual training or training for your organization or community? What size is your organization and where are you based? What industry do you work in? What are your audience roles and requirements? Any additional information you can provide will help us get back to you.