safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) –
Saturday 24th September
Rathcoole Community Centre
AIM: safeTALK is a 3½ hour (30mins break) ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants (over the age of 18 yrs.) to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the persons learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their community.
The four basic steps of TALK are called ‘suicide alertness skills’ and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives and reduce suicide risk in their community.
CONTENT: SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:
• Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid 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: This training is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 yrs. who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a ‘suicide alert’ helper, i.e. front-line workers, volunteers, parents, teachers, citizens, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS AT SAFETALK TRAININGS?
§ Expect to be challenged. Expect to have feelings. Expect to be hopeful.
§ See video clips which illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Ask questions and enter discussions. Learn clear and practical information on what to do.
§ Discuss and practice the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keepsafe) steps so that you will have the skills to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to other relevant supports and resources.
• The training is free but booking is essential.
• Time keeping is really important. Registration is at 9.45am and the workshop begins at 10am sharp.
• This training is for over 18s only.
As the safeTALK training can be challenging at an emotional level and sensitive in nature it is not recommended to attend for anyone who may have been bereaved or affected by a suicide within the last 12 months. PIETA House provide information and support to those affected by suicide on their 24/7 Helpline 1800 247 247 or text “HELP” to 51444.
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To download the safeTALK leaflet click this link – safeTALK_flyer