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safeTALK 1/2 day course
Tue 30 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 BST
safeTALK is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide practical help to people having thoughts of suicide.
Previous participants have said "It dispels myths about suicide and gives basics that everyone should be aware of.' 'Everyone should do this training - helpful for private and professional life.'
Aim: Participants leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for people with thoughts of suicide.
safeTALK prepares you to be an alert helper, which is someone who:
is aware of the opportunities to help a person with thoughts about suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided.
wants people with thoughts of suicide to help to invite help.
recognises when a person may be having thoughts about suicide.
listens to the person talk about suicide and shows that they take the thoughts seriously
knows the names and contact information about local suicide intervention resources.
moves quickly to connect the person to someone trained in suicide intervention.
Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development Worker in Midlothian and works as part of Health in Mind's Orchard Centre Services. He has many years of experience of working in the suicide prevention and mental health improvement field.
Terms and conditions
This course is in our Shandwick Place training room, which is not accessible for physical disabilities. Please contact us if this affects you and we will relocate the course. The course includes teas, coffee and biscuits but does not include lunch as there are lots of lunch outlet choices just beside us.
Training booking on Eventbrite are best paid by credit or debit card using Visa, Mastercard or American express. In exceptional circumstances, credit facilities may be available. Please contact the organiser to discuss your request at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 225 8508.
If you need to cancel your booking and give more than two weeks’ notice, we will refund your payment in full. If you cancel with less than two weeks’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee.