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Real Talk - workshop

Course information

This interactive workshop equips learners with the necessary skills to recognise and support those at risk of suicide. Our trainers provide essential frameworks for life-saving conversations and suicide safety planning, and facilitate skills practice.

Participants will learn how to spot the signs that someone may be at risk, ways to start a life-saving conversation, and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to further support.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall the suicide statistics and reflect on their relevance to the community.
  • Describe potential risk factors and individual signs that someone might be having suicidal thoughts.
  • Identify the barriers that might prevent any of us from talking openly about suicide.
  • Outline appropriate questioning techniques to facilitate a conversation with a person at risk of suicide.
  • Demonstrate a supportive conversation with someone who is having suicidal thoughts, including via the written word.
  • Determine appropriate levels of support (emergency services or support organisations/apps) and deploy appropriate technology such as the Stay Alive app in supporting people at risk of suicide.
  • Use a safety planning tool and list further sources of help or support with a scenario.
  • Select appropriate strategies for promoting own wellbeing.
  • Access support resources.


3.5 hours


Online or in-person

Group size

6 to 20 learners


Certificate of attendance,

Ideal for

Professionals in frontline services and everyone over the age of 16 years who wants to help keep the people around them safe from suicide.

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