General Awareness


esuicideTALK is a one to two hour exploration in suicide awareness. The programme is organised around the question “should we talk about suicide?” and offers a space to safely explore some of the more challenging issues relating to suicide. The programme encourages everyone to find a part they can play in preventing suicide. Its goal is to help make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.

Registration instructions:

  • Esuicide TALK is available for free to Irish residents aged 18 and over by registering here.
  • Please enter NOSP in the Full Company Name field.

Alertness Skills



safeTALK is a 3.5 to 4 hour suicide alertness 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 save lives.

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

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Intervention Skills



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day skills-based workshop that equips caregivers for an effective suicide intervention role. The emphasis is on suicide first aid – helping a person at imminent risk stay safe and seek further help. Participants reflect on their attitudes and beliefs about suicide and how these may affect their intervention role. They learn how to notice invitations for help and ask directly about suicide. An intervention framework is provided and modelled. This is followed by extensive opportunities to practice skills needed to implement the model. Community resources likely to promote life links and continuity of care are also identified.

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Understanding Self-Harm

(One Day Course, approx. 7 hours)

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm
  • Develop participants’ knowledge of the reasons underlying self-harm behaviour
  • Consider the needs of people who self-harm

Please note this is not a skills based training workshop. It instead focuses on increasing awareness of self-harm and responding sensitively to it.

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Online Training

Prevention Skills

LivingWorks Start

LivingWorks Start is a free online, interactive licensed training session that will give you the information and knowledge to contribute to keeping others safe from suicide.

It will help you identify people who are at risk, confidently ask them about suicide and connect them with resources that can help them stay safe.

The programme uses a mix of guided online content, video and interactive questions.

LivingWorks Start takes approx. 90 minutes to complete and is available to anyone over the age of 18.

If you live in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon and would like to take part in this training, email stating which county you reside in. Please confirm that you are over 18.

If you live outside these counties contact your local Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention by clicking here.

Introduction to Self Harm

This programme is suitable for those who seek to develop their knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour.

The ‘Introduction’ programme is non-clinical and aims to covers the elements of personal attitudes, various types of self-harm behaviour and the feelings and causes which may lead people to engage in the behaviour.

How to support and care for those engaging in self harm and what resources and services are available will also be outlined.

This programme is available to anyone over the age of 18.

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