Community Awareness of Drugs / HSE: Free SafeTAlk Training

Your attendance could make a difference!

CAD are continuing our 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.

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 or Sandra/Suicide Resource Officer on and delay attendance to a later date.

Date for Free SafeTalk Training to be held in
The Pastoral Centre, St.Pauls’s Church, Ayrfield. Dublin 13 is
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 (9.30 – 1pm)

To register: Visit the CAD website on and follow the links to the SafeTalk registration page contained within the HSE Suicide Prevention Training pages.


Ayrfield, Dublin 13

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