safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone

Wednesday 21st March 2018

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.

Who is it for?

Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and community workers. This is a basic suicide prevention course.

What are the course aims?

  • 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 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.

Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

Woking Borough Council
Civic Centre
Gloucester Square
GU21 6YL



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