Suicide Prevention – safeTALK
safeTALK is a half day (3.5 hour) suicide prevention training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone’s suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.
Who is it for?
- safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals.
What are the course aims?
- Identify people thinking of suicide
- Overcome barriers in talking about suicide
- Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
- Practice using the 4-step model of suicide alertness.
- Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help
What are the teaching methods?
The session combines various teaching methods, including:
- Video clips
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 Keep-safe) to connect a person thinking about suicide to a suicide intervention resource
- Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts
£375 per person