safeTALK: Waterford

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:

Contact your local training coordinator (see below) to see how you can attend the workshop or to find out more information about SafeTALK. 

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, January 21 - Waterford 
  • Tuesday, January 26 - Waterford 
  • Tuesday, February 23 - Waterford 
  • Tuesday, March 1 - Kilkenny 
  • Tuesday, March 22 - Waterford 
  • Wednesday, April 6 - Clonmel 
  • Tuesday, April 26 - Kilkenny 
  • Wednesday, May 11 - Wexford 
  • Tuesday - May 31 Waterford 
  • Thursday, June 23 - Waterford 


Tuesday 23rd February 2016





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