Whether directly or indirectly, most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. safeTALK is a 3 to 4 hour training that prepares participants to recognise these invitations and connect a person with thoughts of suicide to intervention resources. Powerful videos illustrate the importance of suicide alertness, while discussion and practice stimulate learning.
Who Should attend?
Anyone 15 years old or over who wants to help people be safer from suicide.
- By the end of the training, participants will be better able to:
- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
- Recognise people who have thoughts of suicide
- Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide-first-aid intervention caregiver.
The role of safeTALK in a suicide-safer-community
safeTALK helps connect people with thoughts of suicide to caregivers who can support them. Often, these caregivers are trained in the two-day ASIST program.
“As a taxi driver, I speak to a surprising number of people who have thoughts of suicide. safeTALK has given me and other drivers a way to help them stay safe” – Derek Devoy, taxi driver.