safeTALK Workshop

25 October 2017

Date: 25th October

Time:  6.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue: PIPS Newry & Mourne, 50 Mill Street, BT34 1AG

Follow Link for an overview https://www.livingworks.net/programs/safetalk/ 

SafeTALK is a new suicide alertness program that teaches community members to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources. 

SafeTALK prepares community members of all kinds to be suicide alert helpers. 

SafeTALK participants are aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided. They want persons with thoughts to invite their help. They know the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) and can activate a suicide alert.  The keep safe step connect persons with thoughts of suicide to trained community resources in suicide intervention for help.  SafeTALK is designed to be used in organisations and communities where there are ASIST-trained caregivers. 

The training was developed because not everyone can commit to a 2-day ASIST workshop. 

SafeTALK complements the work of ASIST and other intervention training programs. 

For more information about upcoming Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training "ASIST" or safeTALK contact our office on:028 3026 6195 

The safeTALK Workshop

Why should I come to safeTALK? 

In only a few hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with

thoughts of suicide. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform

an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

What happens at safeTALK training?

 Expect to be challenged. Expect to have feelings. Expect to be hopeful. See powerful reminders of why it is important to be suicide alert. See how to activate an alert. Ask questions and enter discussions. Learn clear and practical information on what to do. Practice the TALK steps. Conclude with practice in activating a suicide alert.

Why is safeTALK for everyone?

Most persons with thoughts of suicide go unrecognised-even though most all are, directly or indirectly, requesting help. With more suicide alert helpers, more people with thoughts of suicide will get connected to the intervention help they want. Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community.

The workshop is fully funded by the Public Health Agency, therefore there is no cost associated to participants.

To register for this training please contact Dympna on 028 30266195 or info@pipsnewryandmourne.org  

 

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