SafeTALK

MH

Training for anyone age 15+ on suicide prevention

Course summary

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.

Suicide alertness for everyone (SAFE)

  • Half day course
  • Internationally recognised
  • Delivered by qualified SafeTALK Instructors

Course content

Five main areas covered:

  • 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.

I'm interested in training. What do I do next?

Some of our current courses can be found and booked through Eventbrite

You can use the menu to browse by service type or view a list of all courses to find a list of relevant courses.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 01903 277010 or email training@westsussexmind.org to find out more or for bespoke in-house training.

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