safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) is a two-day program that prepares attendees to facilitate LivingWorks safeTALK workshops. By completing a T4T, participants will join over 2,500 trainers around the world who provide suicide alertness skills for everyone with LivingWorks safeTALK workshops. Each T4T is led by LivingWorks instructors who have substantial experience presenting safeTALK and training others to do so.
Here are some of the factors that tend to increase the likelihood of becoming a successful LivingWorks safeTALK trainer:
Even if you don’t feel you have all these skills, commitment and willingness to learn count for a great deal.
Attendees can expect a balance of challenge, support, and opportunities for participation at the T4T.
Observation and participation in an actual safeTALK training.
Annotated demonstration of safeTALK, integrating what participants have learned about the training process.
Study and preparation to present an assigned part of safeTALK.
Participants present the part of safeTALK that they prepared for on Day 1.The T4T ends with a look forward to a new Trainer’s first safeTALK workshop including some tips on implementation, use of technology, and policies and procedures that all safeTALK Trainers are expected to follow.
Additional reading and planning in preparation for your first LivingWorks safeTALK workshop.
The process of becoming a registered LivingWorks safeTALK trainer requires a significant commitment from participants (and their organizations, if applicable). The opportunity to provide life-saving suicide alertness skills is well worth the effort.
To learn more about becoming a LivingWorks safeTALK Trainer, download the LivingWorks safeTALK T4T information booklet.
Our team can work with you to help you find the best training solution. If you still have questions after reading the information on this page, please contact us and one of our team will be in touch.
“I’ve met so many LivingWorks trainers in the last 12 months, it’s just opened my eyes to the community of care out there and it’s so rejuvenating.”
“I feel satisfied about the work I do; I believe life’s too short to be doing something that you don’t like. In LivingWorks training we’re not throwing content at people, we’re offering up skills that people can take on board. And by facilitating learning in an experiential way not lecturing or teaching in the formal sense.”