If someone chose to confide in you about their suicidal thoughts, could you help?
Would you feel prepared to have a conversation?
Do have knowledge of the services available?
No? You’re not the only one- safeTALK training is for you!
SafeTALK is an internationally recognised program to increase suicide alertness, and help you become active in preventing suicide.
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help, either directly or indirectly. This program helps you identify and work with these opportunities. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging beliefs that inhibit open talk about suicide.
The training runs for 3.5 hours and you will learn how to:
- notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide may be present
- provide practical help by using the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe)
- act quickly to connect the person with someone trained in suicide intervention
- contribute to building a safer community.
Date: Thursday 19 September
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Over 300 staff and students have attended this session since the beginning of last year, and the feedback is glowing!
“Very good introduction to raising awareness to engage in assisting someone who may have thought of suicide”
“Openness of information was good I think having different scenarios was good to show different contexts in dealing with suicidal thoughts including cultural diversity”
“It is okay to ask the question – even to a complete stranger”
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