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SOLD OUT Brighton & Hove - SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 09:30 to 13:00 (GMT)

SOLD OUT Brighton & Hove - SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Funded Place: Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council   more info 26 Feb 2019 Free £0.00
Standard Cost 26 Feb 2019 £68.00 £0.00
10% Discount   more info 26 Feb 2019 £61.20 £0.00

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Event Details

safeTALKSafeTALK  - Wednesday 27th February 2019, 9:30am - 1pm.

Eligibility for a funded training place

This training has been funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council. To be eligible for a funded place you need to be working in the Brighton & Hove area with people in vulnerable or high risk groups. As a guide, training places are initially limited to 3 places per course, per organisation. However, for larger organisations further places may be available.

The following exclusion criteria apply to eligibility for funded places:

  • People not working or volunteering within Brighton & Hove City (City boundary here)
  • Staff working in traditional Adult Social Care roles
  • Employees of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

If you are unsure about your eligibility for a funded place, or would like further information please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly.

Course Content

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.
For more information about the course click here.


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.


A safeTALK participant says...


"SafeTALK is informative, clear and concise I feel much more confident to ask people if they are thinking about suicide and know how to help them."


Getting to the Venue

Located in the centre of town, the venue is easily accessible by public transport.

If travelling by bus please use the North Street stops and take the short walk down Ship Street.

If arriving by train, the Friends Meeting House is a 10 minute walk from Brighton Railway Station.

The nearest car park is in Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Regency Road, Brighton BN1 2RT.

Disabled Parking: There are two designated Blue Badge parking bays in Ship Street which are about 50m from the entrance to our grounds.

More info here


Timings & Breaks

The course runs from 9:30am - 1pm. It is important you arrive promptly– we promise to finish on time! We will have refreshment breaks during the session.



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.

1. 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

2. PublicHealth Brighton & Hove City Council Funded Places

If you have been allocated a Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council funded place it is our policy to charge a fee (currently £25 for half-day courses) for non-attendance with less than one week’s notice. This is because there are certain costs that we incur in organising the course and these are non-refundable at short notice. We have introduced this policy because if we are unable to demonstrate good attendance to our funders it will be more difficult to secure future funding for these courses.


Whole Courses

Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options. 

Do you have questions about SOLD OUT Brighton & Hove - SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone? Contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention

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Lecture Room - Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton And Hove
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 09:30 to 13:00 (GMT)

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Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Grassroots Suicide Prevention delivers training that saves lives. Very few, if any of us, are untouched by suicide. We believe that suicide is a community health problem and that suicide can be prevented.

We promote and deliver ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a 2 day workshop that teaches a model of suicide first aid. 

We offer a range of training programmes to complement ASIST, including SafeTALK (Suicide Alertness), One in Four (Mental Health Awareness) and Self Injury (Understanding & Working with Self Injury).

 We are very happy to deliver courses in-house to your organisation; please ring or e-mail us to find out more.

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