SafeTALK: Suicide Awarness for Everyone

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the skills and confidence to identify and respond to a person with suicidal thoughts or behaviour

Course overview:

SafeTALK is a half-day training course that can help delegates make a difference and know what to do if someone's suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide.

The safeTALK course was developed by LivingWorks in Canada and is delivered worldwide. It complements the more comprehensive 2 day ASIST course by widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren't missed, dismissed or avoided.

Pre-course requirements:

There are no pre-course requirements but the course may not be suitable for people who have had recent experience of suicide or are in a mental health crisis If anyone is unsure about the suitability of the course for them they can discuss this with the trainer before the course starts.

Name of trainers:

Julie Scott (supported by a co-trainer). Julie is a qualified and experienced counsellor, as well as having experience as a Samaritans volunteer.

Who should attend:

safeTALK is suitable for all community members and professionals. It is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with a person who is thinking about suicide and is not sure how to respond.

You will learn:

  • To identify people thinking of suicide.
  • To overcome barriers in talking about suicide.
  • To identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.
  • And practice the 4-step model of suicide alertness.
  • Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help.

Course timings:

This 3.5 hour course can be run from 9.30am to 1pm or 1.30pm to 5pm (or at times to suit your delegates)

What are the teaching methods:

The session combines various teaching methods, including video clips, discussion and skills practice. 

What are the training outcomes?

As SafeTALK-trained suicide alert helpers, your delegates 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 Keep-safe) to connect a person thinking about suicide to a suicide intervention resource.

Each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

For further information or to book places contact us on training@newmind.org.uk  on 01352 974431 or email her on 

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North East Wales Mind
The Wellbeing Centre
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Mold
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