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.

Upcoming Training Dates:

Friday 2nd February 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018

Friday 13th April 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Friday 8th June 2018

Friday 6th July 2018

Friday10th August 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

Friday 16th November 2018

Friday 14th December 2018

Time for all of the above trainings will be 10am to 1pm

Apply for a place on this training by filling in our safeTALK application form and returning to us.

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 2015-2020


Application/Registration Form

Coordinating Site: The Oasis Centre
Venue: The Oasis Centre, St. Laurence’s Place East, Dublin 1.
Please complete and submit the following information in order to apply for a place on the course.
Please provide the information based on your reasons for attending the course,
e.g. If you work as a nurse, but are attending because of membership of a voluntary organisation, enter the voluntary organisation’s name below.

This training may not be suitable for those recently bereaved.