Organise or sponsor a safeTALK T4T
A safeTALK Training for Trainers (T4T) offers a community, region, or organization the chance to create sustainable suicide alertness at the lowest long-term cost. Over the course of a year, a single safeTALK trainer can train dozens or even hundreds of participants in the safeTALK model, increasing the community’s ability to leverage suicide intervention resources. Organizing or sponsoring a safeTALK T4T helps to create a local suicide prevention network and represents a major contribution to the community’s health and wellness.
When thinking about organizing or sponsoring a safeTALK T4T, there are several things to keep in mind. The time commitments for a new safeTALK trainer are significant. All expectations of a T4T participant working to become a Registered Trainer are clearly outlined in our downloadable handout, Essential Information for safeTALK Candidate Trainers. Both candidates and representatives of their organizations, if any, must sign off on the expectations before attending the course. The contract between LivingWorks and the T4T sponsor requires signed commitment forms of all candidates.
Numbers of participants in a safeTALK T4T range between 6 and 10, with 10 being ideal. Because many things about the course are tightly structured, ensuring commitment and attendance from the appropriate number of candidates is critical. In consultation with LivingWorks, set the date for the course well in advance and decide upon the target number of candidates. Give everyone time to submit the signed registration forms and their deposit and allot additional time for adjustments.
Sponsors coordinate with LivingWorks on marketing and registration processes. Sponsors are usually responsible for arranging facilities, equipment, and meals as well as recommending or arranging accommodations, when appropriate. There are very specific room and equipment needs for a T4T. The contract between LivingWorks and the sponsor requires the sponsor to follow these specifications exactly. Download the safeTALK T4T Organizer Checklist.
What are the costs?
Fluctuating travel and exchange rates can increase or decrease T4T costs significantly. Costs are also dependent on facilities, equipment, refreshments, and lunches. Extra support options with associated fees can also be added.
To learn more, obtain a quote, or take the first steps toward organizing your T4T, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote. We are eager to collaborate in bringing sustainable suicide alertness skills to your community.