A DATE has been set for the next safeTALK training session, which could potentially prepare you to save a life.
SafeTALK is a half-day presentation to increase suicide awareness; the 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.
Suicide alert helpers contribute to a suicide safe community.
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) and connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources.
Suicide alert community members are better prepared to be a vital link in connecting persons at risk with further help.
The next training date is Tuesday September 10 from 3pm 6.30pm at the Cottage Mossman Community Centre.
The cost is free thanks to the Mossman Rotary Club, but gold coin donations are invited for afternoon tea.
RSVP for catering purposes Lifeline and UnitingCare Community on 4050 4955 or email Katie.Cole@uccommunity.org.au