Deora Counselling

Deora Counselling is a specialised counselling and crisis intervention service working with bereavement, addiction and suicide. Direct services include individual, group,  assessments, crisis intervention, ASIST and safeTALK training.


Assessments are carried out within 1-2 weeks for all clients contacting the service.  Crisis-orientated counselling aimed at reducing risk of harm is provided immediately to those presenting with suicidal ideation.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

The emphasis on the two-day ASIST workshop is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk to stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is essential.  Learn how to:

  •     Recognise invitations or signs for help
  •     Reach out and offer support
  •     Review the risk of suicide
  •     Apply a suicide intervention model
  •     Link people with community resources


safeTALK is ‘suicide alertness’ training. It teaches participants how to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and keep them safe.  It is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide practical help to people having thoughts of suicide.

safeTALK is three hours in duration and is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

• move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
• identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
• apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)
to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

safeTALK and ASIST are certified by Livingworks in Canada and is supported by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

There is no charge for safeTALK and ASIST. The training is open to projects, agencies and the local community. To apply for the next training, please complete our application form on the Workshops page.