Our dear friends at the Mission to Seafarers are hosting a safeTALK training event in Liverpool on 22 September at St Nicks Church.
SafeTALK – Suicide Alertness For Everyone – is a half-day course that can help you make a difference. It’s about becoming alert to suicide, and creating suicide-safe communities.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. SafeTALK teaches participants to recognise these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them.
What will and learn?
SafeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help. Over the course of their training, SafeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide may be present.
- Recognise 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, KeepSafe, and
- Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help.
SafeTALK is a Living Works training programme brought to you through The Mission to Seafarers.