Suicide alertness for everyone workshop

Mental HealthFrom the Uniting Care website

Uniting Care Mental Health will present a suicide alertness for everyone Safe Talk Erina Fair on September 10.

Safe Talk is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares participants to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. Safe Talk trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving help. Key topics of the program include: TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) for suicide alter helpers; presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer; and, access to support from a local community resource person.

Key skills covered include: learning to become a suicide alert helper; recognising invitations that someone may be thinking about suicide; connecting with people at risk of suicide; and, hands on skills practice and development.

Media release, Aug 12, 2016 Jacqueline Stokes, Uniting Care