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.
2020 Training Dates
- Friday 24th January
- Friday 21st February
- Friday 20th March
- Friday 24th April
- Friday 22nd May
- Friday 26th June
Time for all of the above trainings will be 10am to 1pm
If you wish to attend this course you must register for a place.
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