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Published on May 30th, 2017 | by BoyleToday.com

Full house for SafeTALK event in Boyle

Almost 30 people attended Monday night’s SafeTALK event held in Boyle Family Resource Centre.

The aim of SafeTALK is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide.

The idea of holding the event in Boyle came following the great turnout at the recent Darkness into Light walk and the wish by many to assist further in suicide prevention.

There are now 30 people in our community who are suicide aware and alert and have the skills and tools to help a person with suicidal thoughts or who is feeling suicidal.

Those who attended were awarded a Certificate and also a sticker that will be displayed where there is a ‘Suicide Aware/Alert’ person.

Other Training:

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
will be held in Boyle FRC in October, this is a two full day training. Please contact the Centre for booking.

SafeTALK -if you are interested in attending this 3 hour training, please contact the Centre.

(photograph, courtesy Boyle Family Resource Centre show some of the participants at SafeTALK)

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