Free SafeTAlk Training
Your attendance could make a difference!
We in CAD are delighted to announce a new training partnership with the HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Sandra Taylor, under ‘Connecting for Life Dublin North City & County Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2018 - 2020. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/publications/connecting-for-life-dublin-north-city-and-county.pdf
Our role is the administration of SafeTalk, ASIST and Understanding Self-Harm education programmes in the Dublin North City and County area.
Courses are free to attend as they are fully funded by the HSE Mental Health, Dublin North City and County and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.
safeTALK is ‘suicide alertness‘ training. It teaches participants how to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and keep them safe. It is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide practical help to people having thoughts of suicide.
safeTALK is three and a half hours in duration and is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 18 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
- move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
- identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers
Note: If you have experienced a loss or bereavement or your own suicidality, contact Bernie /CAD on firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra/Suicide Resource Officer on Sandra.email@example.com and delay attendance to a later date.
Scheduled Dates for Free safeTalk Training in Tayleur House, Portrane.
Thursday 21st February 2019 and Thursday 9th May 2019
Both courses will be held in Tayleur House, St. Ita’s Hospital Campus, Portrane.
9am – 12.30pm
To register: Visit the CAD website on www.cadaboutdrugs.ie and follow the links to the SafeTalk registration page contained within the HSE Suicide Prevention Training pages. Select your preferred date.