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SafeTALK training programme

SafeTALK  (suicide alertness training) prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources that are available locally and nationally.

Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the ‘suicide alertness skill’ steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) with the expectation that they will use them to help save lives and reduce suicide risk in their community. 

There is no charge to host a programme and workbooks and other information and signposting material is provided.

Certificate of Attendance awarded on completion.

Contact:  Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Midlands, (email: josephine.rigney@hse.ie / Mobile: 086 8157 850) to discuss re: the potential delivery of a SafeTALK for your workplace, community group, club or organisation.

Workshops are scheduled on the HSE Suicide Behaviour Awareness & Training Programmes Midlands booking website at the moment and there is one on the 22nd Sept in the Bloomfield House Hotel. More will be scheduled for the coming weeks for Athlone and other areas – registration is through the website also https://bookwhen.com/suicidepreventiontrainingmidlands

P‌‌lease see the leaflet for more information: SafeTalk leaflet




Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 25/08/2022