safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone. The aim of this 4 hour programme is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help.
What is safeTALK?
SafeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?
SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to;
- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of 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 safeTALK?
This training is suitable for everyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and become suicide alert.
How to get trained...
Pre-booking is essential and safeTALK training is delivered on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in the SafeTALK workshop in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary, please contact Rose Kennedy with your name, e-mail address, phone number and area of work/interest by:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Post: Rose Kennedy, Office for Suicide Prevention, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mulgrave St. Limerick, V94 C8DV.
We will then contact you with upcoming training dates. If no date is suitable at the time, your name will be placed on our waiting list and you will be informed of all future dates.
For other Limerick, Clare or North Tipperary training enquiries, please contact the Office for Suicide Prevention on 061 461454.