Most people with thoughts of suicide signal their distress and invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk.
SafeTALK is a half-day workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training to become alert to these prevention opportunities and how to offer help that increases safety.
The interactive session includes powerful audio-visual learning aids on why suicide alertness matters and how open, direct communication about suicide can increase safety.
Participants will discuss barriers to helping someone at risk, and will learn:
- The basic SafeTALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe
- Why invitations to help are often overlooked
- How to recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources
The SafeTALK presenters will also share helpful resources and provide referral services for the community in which they are presenting.
SafeTALK is a Living Works training course. Founded in Canada in 1983, LivingWorks is the world’s leading provider of suicide intervention training.
Lifeline WA presenters are registered to present this program using standardised LivingWorks resources.
To enrol in a course or for more information, please contact the Lifeline WA Training team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9261 4444.
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