safeTALK is ‘suicide alertness’ training. It is three hours in duration and prepares anyone over the age of 18 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.
Register for a place if you wish to attend this course
This training is funded through the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention as part of Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2022-2024