How Our Students are Creating a Suicide Safer Community


This safeTALK program update is from Rebecca, one of the safeTALK facilitators.

We have now finished running SafeTALK for the third time at Flinders. Developed by Living Works Education, a world leader in suicide intervention training, SafeTALK runs for 3.5-hours, and equips to people to:

  • notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide may be present
  • provide practical help by using the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe)
  • act quickly to connect the person with someone trained in suicide intervention
  • contribute to building a safer community

Students’ average rating of the program was 9.7/10, and here is how they described it:

“It helped prepare us for the process of reaching out to someone who might be having suicidal thoughts”

“I’m walking out feeling well equipped to help others”

“It was very informative and practical – it broke the steps down so that anyone would be capable of doing them effectively”

“We learnt universal techniques for all ages”

 “The training instilled basic steps to follow, ideas on how to navigate difficulties, and has dispelled myths and answered my questions”

Because SafeTALK is internationally recognised, you will receive a formal certificate of completion which can be included in your resume. The course is also eligible for Horizon points.

The next program runs on Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9:30am-1pm. To register, email

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