SAFE TALK ON TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER

Event details

  • Monday | October 12, 2015
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 am
  • Gilbert Centre, Mallow
  • contact Pauline TNC (087) 691 2440

SafeTalk 

SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’ is a half day 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. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. SafeTALK Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

 

Intervention skills:

ASIST 

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. It is suitable for all kinds of caregivers – health workers, teachers, community workers, Gardai, youth workers, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

 

The workshop provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. It encourages honest, open and direct talk about suicide as part of preparing people to provide suicide first aid. Participants also consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person at risk.

SafeTalk will take place in Mallow 

Tuesday 13th October 7pm-10pm, Gilbert Centre, Mallow and ASIST suicide prevention training 18th November (full day) & 19th November (full day) in Mallow. To book a place contact Pauline TNC (087) 691 2440. Participants must complete SafeTalk to be eligible to for ASIST. Anyone bereaved by suicide in the last 12 months cannot participate.