Suicide prevention course at the Le Cheile centre
THE Suicide Prevention Resource Office in collaboration with Mallow Community Health Project and Le Cheile FRC are hosting a three hour workshop in SakeTALK training for persons aged 18 years old or older who are interested in supporting people who may be at risk to suicide.
The SafeTALK workshop is an interactive workshop where participants develop their skills through active participation and role-play. SafeTALK is designed to help caregivers become more suicide alert and they will learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.
The steps in the safeTALK training involve general awareness around the topic of suicide, alert skills to become more alert to the signs of suicide, intervention skills to intervene safely and appropriately and assessment and management skills of the needs of the person at risk.
The aim of safeTALK is to help participants to become more suicide alert while the objectives of the safeTALK training are to help participants to move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide, identify people who have thoughts of suicide and to apply the safeTALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies who can help.
SafeTALK can be challenging at an emotional level and is not recommended for anyone who is feeling emotionally vulberable. If you have been bereaved in the last year by suicide in recent months it is recommended you do not attend the course at this time.
The venue for the training is Le Cheile Family Resource Centre and it will be held on Tuesday, November 21 from 10am to 1pm. To book a place on this training please contact Martina Daly (Mallow Community Health Worker) on 086 433 5047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and there is no charge for this training.