SafeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?
SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:
- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help
Who should attend safeTALK?
This training is suitable for everyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and become suicide alert, though we advise anyone who has experienced a loss through suicide within the last 6 months to 1 year to postpone attending to a later date.
Training is fully funded by HSE & National Office for Suicide Prevention and there is no cost to attend.
Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Time: 8:45am to 12:30pm
Place: Emmaus Centre, Balheary Demense, Swords, Co Dublin
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org