The theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September 2018) is “Working together to prevent suicide”; reminding us that suicide is a community issue and is everyone's business. No one should suffer alone and together we can fight suicide and reach out to others when they are in need.
safeTALK and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) are community-based training programmes, widely available to “gatekeepers” in our communities; people who have the potential to connect with others who may be in distress or crisis. Some examples include sports coaches, teachers, parents, community workers or staff working in health-related settings – people who have the opportunity to “take a minute and change a life”. The provision of safeTALK training and ASIST in the Republic of Ireland, is funded by the HSE.
Find details of free safeTALK, ASIST and other courses that are available in your area here.
Contact your local coordinating person or office here.