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SafeTALK Suicide Alertness For Everyone 16th November 6pm in Sittingbourne

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The Avenue Theatre

Central Avenue

Sittingbourne

ME10 4DN

United Kingdom

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safeTALK is an internationally recognised and evidence based training to help you start a conversation that could save a life.

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SafeTALK - Suicide Alertness For Everyone - is a half-day course that can help you make a difference. Learn to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. This training prepares you to be a suicide alert helper by following the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe). These steps offer initial help in order to connect people having thoughts of suicide with more specialised support.

What are the course aims?

  • Identify people thinking of suicide.
  • Overcome barriers in talking about suicide.
  • Identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.
  • Practice using the 4-step model of suicide alertness.
  • Connect people at risk of suicide with further appropriate help.

 What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Video clips
  • Discussion
  • Practice

 What are the training outcomes?

As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you 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.

Additionally, 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.

safeTALK participants say...

 "I feel much more confident to ask directly and to talk about and use the word suicide. It made us feel relaxed and not intimidated by the topic. I now understand my possible role as a suicide helper."

Timings & Breaks

The course runs from 6pm to 9.30pm. It is important you arrive promptly– we promise to finish on time! We will have refreshment breaks during the session. 

Cancellations

If you are unable to attend due to illness you will need to send us a copy of a medical certificate for cancellation fees to be waived. Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without charge.

Paying Places

Cancellation with more than 4 weeks’ notice – 10% charge Cancellation with 1-4 weeks’ notice – 50% charge Less than 1 week’s notice – no refund

Whole Courses

Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discount options. 

Do you have questions about SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone?

Contact Jacky@RunningSpace.org

 

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The Avenue Theatre

Central Avenue

Sittingbourne

ME10 4DN

United Kingdom

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Organizer www.RunningSpace.org

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Our passion and calling are to see every life lived in all its fullness and not one be lost to suicide.

How will we achieve this?

 

  • By educating and training communities to become able, appropriate and available to those suffering with thoughts of suicide.

  • By pioneering a worldwide movement of runners who will run, pray, and raise awareness for those affected by suicide.

  • By working with communities to build prevention and recovery programmes which include Walk2Run groups,  building relationship connections,  developing links with clinicians, facilitating volunteering, and job creation for example.

 

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