Course information: Date, Venue & Times:
•• 27/5 The Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercrombie Place 1pm-5pm
• 10/9 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street 9am-1pm
• 10/10 Waverley Court 4 East Market Street 9am-1pm
• 5/11 Waverley Court 4 East Market Street 9am-1pm
• 5/12 Waverley Court 4 East Market Street 9am-1pm
Audience: safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Aims: Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
• Presentations and guidance from a registered trainer
• Access to support from a local community resource person
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
• Hands-on skills practice and development
Further info: Those with recent personal experience of suicide may find this training upsetting & are advised to think carefully before applying. A person acting as a ‘community resource’ should be available to offer support if required.
If you do not work for City of Edinburgh Council please contact email@example.com to request a place.