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Suicide alert workshops

A crisis can happen to anyone. Join us for ‘safeTALK’ and learn skills to save lives in three hours.

The Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network and Lifeline Ballarat are pleased to offer free suicide alert workshops.

safeTALK is a three-hour suicide alertness workshop 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 want to die but are struggling in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.

safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and act by connecting them with life-saving intervention and resources. 

safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe.

Participants have a chance to practice their skills in the workshop. Each person will leave safeTALK with practical knowledge about how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

Places are strictly limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis. Don’t miss out! Online registration is essential. Register today!

The workshops will be facilitated by a Lifeline Ballarat safeTALK facilitator.


safeTALK workshops are currently on hold, pending advice from LivingWorks Australia about a safe forum in which to hold them.

Cancellation Policy

At least 48 hours notice is required to cancel a reserved place. Cancellation without notice or with less than 48 hours notice will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Minimum numbers are required to proceed. This workshop may be canceled if minimum numbers are not achieved.