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.
The safeTALK course was developed by LivingWorks in Canada and is delivered worldwide. It complements the more comprehensive 2 day ASIST course by conveniently widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren't missed, dismissed or avoided. The safeTALK course is based on the principles of maximum dissemination and minimum cost.
ASIST supports the National Service Framework (NSF) Standard 7, which looks at suicide prevention.
For more information about this course, please visit the safeTALK page at LivingWorks.net.
Everyone! safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals.
The session combines various teaching methods, including:
As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
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.
safeTALK is informative, clear and concise I feel much more confident to ask people if they are thinking about suicide and know how to help them.
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|Voluntary sector organisation or
smaller1 organisation (any sector)
|1smaller means less than 50 paid staff.
* plus return mileage from Brighton to your venue at 45 pence per mile.
This is a cost-effective way of training between 10 and 30 people in your own venue. One trainer and a community resource facilitate the safeTALK session, which lasts 3.5 hours with two short breaks. Please contact our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for available dates or more information.
We regularly run training courses in Brighton & Hove that anyone can book onto. Please check our list of upcoming courses and make a booking by clicking the Eventbrite link below. Payment can be made by PayPal, credit card, cheque or invoice.
"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."