Course Overview

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. 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.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
Upcoming Dates
  • 4th August   2017                                                  19th January 2018
  • 6th September 2017                                              31st January 2018
  • 27th September 2017                                            5th February 2018
  • 17th October 2017                                                 9th February 2018
  • 20th October  2017                                               19th February 2018
  • 14th November 2017                                             23rd February 2018
  • 29th November 2017                                             6th March 2018                               
  • 13th December 2017                                             7th March 2018
  • 11th January 2018                                                 28th March 2018
  • 12th January 2018                                                 29th March 2018

For further details or to book onto one of these courses please visit the Workforce Development Unit website:

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In House Training

If you would like to arrange in-house training for your workforce we are happy to discuss your requirements with you. Please email telephone 01904 643364 to discuss further.