Safe Talk 'suicide alertness for everyone' - CIT Staff Workshop Back to events list

Date: December 13th, 2017 from 12:00 to 15:00
Price:Staff €0.0
Venue: Student Centre

SafeTALK ‘suicide alertness for everyone’

The aim of this 3 hour programme is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help.

CIT Staff SafeTALK workshop
Wednesday 13th December
Meeting Room 1, Student Centre

Participants receive a certificate on completion of the programme.

What is safeTALK?


safeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares you to identify people with thoughts  of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. 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. 

The safeTALK programme is a free, 3-hour introductory version of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for communities and the public and it aims to increase awareness of self-harm and suicide. safeTALK -trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

What happens at safeTALK trainings?

safeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful. Your  safeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness and help you identify ways  people invite help when they’re at risk.  safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.  At the end of the training, you’ll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand. All in all, you can  expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resource

How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?

safeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide risk.
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
  • Apply the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe)  steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts  to people and agencies that can help.

Who should attend safeTALK?

This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become suicide alert. How is safeTALK different from other workshops? safeTALK helps participants identify people who are at risk, confidently ask them about the topic of suicide, and connect them with resources that can help them stay safe. It is not as advanced as the two-day intervention skills workshop, ASIST

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