Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

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Crisis and Mental Health Training

Recognize the signs. Learn to support.

Industry-recognized workshops taught by certified trainers.



This half-day training is designed to make you a “suicide-alert helper.” You will learn how to recognize when someone with suicidal thoughts is reaching out to you for help and how to connect them with appropriate intervention resources.

Having safeTALK-trained helpers is important for healthy communities and settings. Hands-on practice with a certified trainer will teach you how to move through the TALK steps:

  • Tell

  • Ask

  • Listen

  • KeepSafe

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone who is interested in increasing their comfort level in recognizing the risk of suicide and supporting someone who may be at risk.
  • Participants must be 15 or older to attend.
  • McMaster Staff - there are limited HR-funded spots available in this course. To access this funding, please register by email rather than through the website.

Certificate Requirements 

  • Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate from the certifying body.

A participant workbook is included in the registration fee. Participants also receive a wallet card and suicide first aid stickers.

safeTALK is an international training. For full program learning goals and objectives, please visit their website.