In partnership with the HSE we run Suicide Prevention, safeTALK and ASIST workshops.
SafeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 18 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. 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 KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.
On request, further three-hour safeTALK courses and two day ASIST courses will be held in West Cork in conjunction with the HSE. These courses are supported by Bantry Bay Lions Clubs and are free.
Organisations arranging safeTALK and ASIST workshops are invited to advertise them free of charge on the following interactive map by providing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org ;
- Location of course
- Date and time of course
- The email address to which applications should be made.
- Course coordinator Name and phone number
- Lions Club coordinator [if appropriate]
- Venue and any other details.
The 1Life suicide prevention helpline is a confidential professional 24 hour national service with headquarters located in Dublin.
Pieta House based in Dublin provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. phone 1800 247 247