safeTALK is intended as "suicide alertness" training. safeTALK teaches you to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources. It is designed for communities or organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus.
safeTALK is based on certain fundamental assumptions about suicide.
safeTALK is a half-day session. It is taught by one trainer with groups of up to 30 participants. It complements ASIST and other intervention training courses. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. safeTALK prepares participants to activate a suicide alert by following the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) steps.
The 2007 evaluation of safeTALK showed participants felt more likely to recognise the signs of someone at risk, to approach the person, ask them directly whether they were having thoughts of suicide and be able to connect them to help.
safeTALK is delivered locally by a network of safeTALK trainers. Find a safeTALK training near you with the training calendar (external link).
If you have attended ASIST and would like to become a safeTALK Trainer please visit the safeTALK Training for Trainers area.
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