SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

SafeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone’s suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

The safeTALK course was developed by LivingWorks in Canada and is delivered worldwide. It complements the more comprehensive 2 day ASIST course by conveniently widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren’t missed, dismissed or avoided. The safeTALK course is based on the principles of maximum dissemination and minimum cost.

ASIST supports the National Service Framework (NSF) Standard 7, which looks at suicide prevention.

For more information about this course, please visit the safeTALK page at LivingWorks.net.

Who is it for?
Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals.

What are the course aims?
• Identify people thinking of suicide.
• Overcome barriers in talking about suicide.
• Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.
• Practice using the 4-step model of suicide alertness.
• Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help.

What are the teaching methods?
The session combines various teaching methods, including:

• Video clips.
• Discussion.
• Practice.

What are the training outcomes?
As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

• Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide,
•  Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
• Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe) to connect a person thinking about suicide to a suicide intervention resource.

Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

A safeTALK participant says…

SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

SafeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone’s suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

The safeTALK course was developed by LivingWorks in Canada and is delivered worldwide. It complements the more comprehensive 2 day ASIST course by conveniently widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren’t missed, dismissed or avoided. The safeTALK course is based on the principles of maximum dissemination and minimum cost.

Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals.

 

Make a booking

This is a cost-effective way of training between 10 and 30 people in your own venue. One trainer and a community resource facilitate the safeTALK session, which lasts 3.5 hours with two short breaks. Please contact our office  for available dates or more information.

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