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Building a suicide-alert community

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone, regardless of experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don't truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving mental health support.

Aims of the program

The training runs for 3.5 hours and you will learn how 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.

Who can attend

All staff and students are encouraged to attend. SafeTALK training is for anyone who wants to help prevent suicide, become suicide alert, and contribute to a safer community.

Student registrations

Visit the health and wellbeing booking system for upcoming program dates and to register for a session.

Staff registrations

Check training dates and register for SafeTALK on the staff development website.

Group registrations (students and staff)

If you have a minimum of 15 participants and room to host the training, we're happy to come to you. To register your interest in group training, contact mentalhealth@monash.edu.

Contact for enquiries

Email: mentalhealth@monash.edu
Phone: 9905 2981