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safeTALK Workshop to be hosted in Syls

November 7, 2018

What is safeTALK? SafeTALK is a training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities


 



safeTALK Workshop to be hosted in Syls



. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more



willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.



The aim of this 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.



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



-Identify people who have thoughts of suicide



- Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that



can help



Training is certified and can contribute to CPD, cost is free



It will run from 6.30pm-10pm, Refreshments will be served



If you would like to attend this event could you please let me know as soon as possible



on secretarybng.stsylvesters.dublin@gaa.ie




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