A big thank you to Breaking the Silence Cobh for facilitating Safe Talk in the excellent venue of The Huntsman Belgooly last night.
The 26 participants learned ways on how to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first air resources.
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SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’
The aim of this 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 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.
Need support in setting up a Safe Talk please contact [email protected]