SafeTALK is a three to four hour course which prepares participants to recognise someone who may be having thoughts of suicide and connect them to intervention resources. Powerful videos illustrate the importance of suicide alertness while discussion and practice stimulate learning. It can be attended by anyone over the age of 15 who wants to help people be safer from suicide.
By the end of the training participants will be better able to:
Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
Recognise people who have thoughts of suicide, and
Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsake) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide first-aid intervention caregiver.
The Role of SafeTALK in a Suicide Safer Community
SafeTALK helps connect people with thoughts of suicide to caregivers who can support them. Often, these caregivers are trained in the two-day ASIST program.