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safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone

Venue
Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
venue
Event Tutors
HR Workforce Development
tutors
Admin Contact
. Public Health Training (publichealthtraining@southglos.gov.uk)
Target Audience
CAH Staff / Connected Carers / GP's / Health Practitioners / Housing Association / Other / Pharmacy Staff / Short Break Carers / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
target audience
Event Types
Bite Sized Session
Course categories
Adult Social Care / Public Health & Wellbeing
Adult Social Care subcategories
Adult Mental Health
Public Health & Wellbeing subcategories
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Event description
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work
through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognise these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide.
Learning outcomes
safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affrming help. Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants
will learn to:
• Notice and respond to situations where suicide
thoughts may be present,
• Recognise that invitations for help are often
overlooked,
• Move beyond the common tendency to miss,
dismiss, and avoid suicide,
• Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe, and
• Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.
Start Date
Monday 9 September 2019
End Date
Monday 9 September 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 8 September 2019
Times
09:00 - 12:00
Maximum Places
26 
Cost
£0.00 
Number of Sessions
1
Certificate expiry
No
Pass/Fail event
No