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.
This training complements the more comprehensive 2 day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course by conveniently widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren’t missed, dismissed or avoided.
What are the training outcomes?
• Identify people thinking of suicide overcome barriers to talk about suicide
• Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
• Apply the 4 step model of suicide alertness (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe)
• Connect people at risk with further help training will be delivered with further help
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.
What are the teaching methods?
• Presentations and guidance from a Livingworks registered trainer
• Access to support from a local community resource person
• Powerful audio visual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development
Who can attend this course?
Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals. Limited number of funded places are available for public sector workforce across North East London. Those already working in Mental Health environment should not attend this, as this is a basic awareness course
When is the training? How do I register?
Below course dates and times. Please click on the date to register your place. Note, there will be £75 charge for cancellations within 72 hours prior to the course or failure to attend
Where are the courses delivered?
Courses will be delivered face to face at the Bernie Cameron Community Centre, 32 Merchant Street, London, E3 4LX
Standard price: £75.00
Funded place: £0.00 (Limited numbers of places available for staff working in the following boroughs: Barking, City & Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest) – DNA charge of £75 applies
For in house delivery please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
The course is an introductory course for targetted at those who have not had any suicide prevention awareness training previously. Attendees are not expected to become experts in the field following training.
Light refreshments will be made available, lunch will NOT be provided.
A course completion certificate will be provided to all participants. You will be expected to take part in the course evaluation process. Please be aware on site videoing may be taking place, please make the organisers aware if you do not wish to be included in footage. These will be used for future promotion of the programme.
The course can be emotionally tiring and can bring up personal feelings around loss, and previous thoughts of suicide. For further information please email email@example.com