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This training is provided to the staff at Vista Brain Injury Services:


We don't always recognize in our own community that there are people from youth to seniors who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.  It is more common than we'd like to think.  Statistics tell us for every 20 people in your community, there is one person who is having thoughts of suicide. That means in a small rural community of 7000,  350 people are at risk.  A larger city of 1 million would mean 50,000 people are at risk.  


safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.  Heart Land recognizes the importance of creating suicide safer communities and partners with community organizations such as school boards, community centers and health centers to provide this training.


How safeTALK works

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide. 


Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present.

  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.

  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.

  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.

  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.


About LivingWorksTraining



safeTALK is one of LivingWorks internationally recognized training programs to support their goal of creating suicide safer communities around the world.

Feb 2 - safeTALK Training


    Friday, February 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Vista Brain Injury Service

    Ron Colbus Center, Ottawa



    By Internet e-transfer (Heart Land preference):
    If you do internet banking, you can send money directly from a bank account to us. All you need is an email address, access to online or mobile banking at a participating financial institution and our

    email address:
    For more information on sending an email money transfer click here.
    By Cheque: 
    If you pay by cheque, please make cheques out to Heart Land and mail to: 15 Rue Coallier, Gatineau Quebec, J9A 1E8.  


    E-transfers and Cheques must be received before we can gaurantee your spot. Once received, confirmation will be emailed to you.

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