SafeTALK - POST PRIMARY WORKSHOP
The Dept of Education & Skills have decided that this training will be provided here in Waterford as a pilot programme with sub cover
Inform your Principal that a substitute teacher can be engaged for the day.
The times for the course are changed to 12 pm to 3.30 pm.
Tea/coffee scones will be available from 11.30 am, with a lunch break at 1.45 pm.
What is safeTALK?
SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons (people over 18 years of age) with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific set of 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.
What happens at safeTALK trainings?
Expect to be challenged. Expect to have feelings. Expect to be hopeful. Powerful video clips remind us of why it is important to be suicide alert. Ask questions and enter discussions. Learn clear and practical information on what to do. Practice the TALK steps. Conclude with practice in activating a suicide alert.
How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?
Opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided. By attending safeTALK, you will want persons with thoughts to invite your help. You will learn the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and will be able to activate a suicide alert. As part of the Keepsafe step, you connect persons with thoughts of suicide to persons trained in suicide intervention.
|Course Date||14-11-2018 12:00 pm|
|Course End Date||14-11-2018 3:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||09-10-2018|
|Cut off date||14-11-2018 1:00 pm|
|Location||Waterford Teachers' Centre|