safeTALK moves beyond general awareness to demonstrate how people alert to suicide risk can increase suicide safety. It considers how opportunities to prevent suicide are often missed, dismissed or avoided.
safeTALK is a half-day presentation to increase suicide alertness.
This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help.
safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:
- recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked;
- move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid suicide;
- notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present;
- apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe);
- connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources.
The fact that safeTALK is a half-day program that can be given to larger groups increases opportunities for improving suicide alertness on a community scale.
Venue:Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Centre
4 Park Avenue, Gordon View Directions
Time:Course held on demand
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safeTALK is just one of several courses provided by LivingWorks. LivingWorks has a vision for suicide safer communities in which everyone can help make this vision a reality in the lives of people and communities around us.