To enable participants to recognise and engage people who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Awareness that people at risk of suicide are often not given help due to cultural myths and misinformation
- The ability to recognise when a person might be having thoughts of suicide
- The skills to be able to engage that person in direct and open talk about suicide
- The ability to move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention who can review the risk and develop a plan to reduce the risk of harm or death.
Who should attend?
safeTALK is designed to be an introductory course for anyone interested in learning to be suicide aware.
Derek Magee, Service Manager, Barony – The Wheatley Group