A number of suicide prevention-related courses will be run in Mayo later this year year.
safeTALK is a 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants (over the age of 18 yrs.) to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide.
Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally.
These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the persons learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their community.
The September 26 safeTalk programme will take place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Kilcolman Rd, Claremorris, Co Mayo F12D153
To book a place click: SafeTALK Claremorris.
A session in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) will be staged in Ballina on Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th November ’23 from 9am – 5pm in The Newman Institute at Cathedral Close (F26 YV61).
The ASIST programme is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated workshop designed to help caregivers recognize the immediate risk of suicide and learn how to intervene to prevent the tragic consequences of suicide.
This training, which is open to all – is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.
ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more ready, willing, and able to help persons at risk of suicide.
To book a place click: ASIST Ballina.
safeTALK training returns to Mayo on Tuesday, November 28 next when it will be staged in The Ellison, Lannagh Road, Garryduff Castlebar from 9.30am to 1pm.
To book a place click: SafeTALK Castlebar.
For a full list of courses in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon please visit www.bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr