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safeTALK Workshop to be hosted in Syls

On Wednesday 24th May St Sylvester’s GAA club in partnership with the HSE are holding an evening training programme, safeTALK What is safeTALK? SafeTALK is a training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities

. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more

willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

The aim of this programme is to increase the ability to promote the immediate safety of

someone who may be at risk of suicide and provide links to further help.

How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?

safeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:

-Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide

-Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

- Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that

can help

Training is certified and can contribute to CPD, cost is free

It will run from 6.30pm-10pm, Refreshments will be served

If you would like to attend this event could you please let me know as soon as possible

on secretarybng.stsylvesters.dublin@gaa.ie

 

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