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If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911 or click HERE to find your nearest suicide support resource.

safeTALK is a half-day training developed and regulated by LivingWorks Education, Inc., that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.  Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.  Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. 


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

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may 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, KeepSafe, and 

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


safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training (3½ hours)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020  |  5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Sandman Signature St. John’s Hotel  |  Trinity Room

227 Kenmount Road  |  St. John’s, NL

Instructor: Elizabeth Eldridge

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. (earlier if all 30 seats fill)

Course fee: $69.00 per person (HST applicable)


CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to receive a safeTALK certificate, attendees must be present for the duration of the course. Participants who miss more than 15 minutes of course content for any reason cannot make up missed time and will not be eligible for certification. It is important that all participants are aware of this requirement, as no exceptions will be made. This is a quality assurance measure put in place by LivingWorks Education, who regulate the safeTALK program.


TRYING TO REGISTER AT WORK?  If you're attempting to complete your registration using a device and/or network issued by your organization there may be a firewall in place preventing our payment platform from functioning properly, resulting in a "Hmm, Something Went Wrong" message.  If you run into this issue please try registering on a personal device using a personal network.  Alternatively, we can issue you an electronic invoice which can be paid directly by credit card, but please note that we are unable to reserve seats without advance payment so you will not be guaranteed a seat until the invoice is issued and paid in full.  To request an invoice, please email us at and let us know who to make out the invoice to, the email address where it should be sent, and the details of the session you’d like to register for including course type, dates and location as well as the number of seats you’d like to reserve.


LATE REGISTRATION: Please note that due to paperwork we are required to finalize prior to our sessions it is typically not possible to accommodate requests for registration after the set registration deadline.  If you have missed the deadline and wish to attend the course, please email us at to inquire as to whether we can offer you a seat.  If by chance we are able to accommodate you, an administration fee of $50.00 will apply to the registration fee and you'll be asked to submit payment by a specific date and time via an electronic invoice which can be paid directly by credit card.  As our courses frequently fill to capacity before the registration deadline we encourage you to register as early as possible.  Individuals who show up at sessions without having officially registered in advance cannot be accommodated.


Click HERE to download the safeTALK information sheet.

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training - St. John's, NL

SKU: STK200506
    • Notice given 10+ days prior to course – Full refund
    • Notice given 7- 9 days prior to course – 50% refund
    • Notice given less than 7 days prior to course start date/no advance notice given – NO REFUND


    No exceptions are made to our cancellation policy for any reason.  If you opt to cancel your seat the cancellation policy will be enforced as described, and should you choose to enrol in a future training session no credit or discount will apply to the registration rate for that session.


    In the unlikely event that the minimum required number of participants is not reached, the session will be postponed.  You will be notified via email at least one week prior to the intended course start date, at which time you may choose to receive a refund or to apply the registration fee to a future course.


    By proceeding with registration, you are indicating your acknowledgement and agreement to the Cancellation Policy outlined above and understand that no exceptions to the policy will be made for any reason.

  • Please ensure you have taken note of the date(s), time, location and all other details relevant to the session for which you've registered.

    Once registration has been completed, you will receive a detailed receipt by email through our automated registration system at the email address you fill out in the "Email for order confirmation" box at checkout.  Please check your junk/spam folder.

    Participants will receive a reminder email a few days prior to the session.