The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin

Educational tools to help reduce suicide and its impact on our community

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. 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 recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. For more information, visit LivingWorks at
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become as ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements inknowledge and practice, ASIST is the world's leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. For more information, visit LivingWorks at
This recovery and growth workshop is primarily designed for clinicians and other professional helpers who work with persons previously at risk of, and currently safe from, suicide. One day in length, this workshop provides tools to help these helpers and persons with experience of suicide work together to develop achievable and significant recovery and growth goals. For more information, visit LivingWorks at