safeTALK Training – Free Training in Suicide Prevention Awareness
Free Training in Suicide Prevention Awareness on Thursday 23rd February, 6.30 – 10.00 pm in Entekra Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence, Cloghan
What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a half day training programme (3.5 hours) that prepares participants over the age of 18 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to a suicide first aid resource. 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.
What will I learn? As a safeTALK trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
Move beyond the common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen & Keepsafe) to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help.
Who is it for? safeTALK is appropriate for most members of a community (over 18 years old) including front line workers, volunteers, parents, teachers, clergy, concerned citizens etc. However, safeTALK is not suitable for persons or communities that have recently been bereaved or seriously affected by suicide, nor can it be used to teach the complete set of suicide intervention skills.
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