Published on May 17th, 2018 | by BoyleToday.com
SafeTALK training in Boyle tonight
Following the success of last year’s safeTALK training, another one is planned for Thursday May 17th
This free event will take place in Boyle Family Resource Centre from 7pm to 10pm
Booking is essential on 071 9663000
Learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.
Suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, teachers, citizens …
What is safeTALK?
SafeTALK is a suicide alertness 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 save lives. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.
What happens at safe TALK trainings?
Expect to be challenged. Expect to have feelings. Expect to be hopeful.
See powerful reminders of why it is important to be suicide alert. Ask questions and enter discussions. Learn clear and practical information on what to do.
Practice the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keepsafe) steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to suicide first-aid intervention caregivers.
Conclude with practice in activating a suicide alert.
How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?
safeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:
• Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid 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 who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper.
(Boyle Family Resource Centre photograph shows some of the participants at a previous training)