Having attended safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) and ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills) courses myself a few years ago, I trained as a safeTALK trainer myself and am registered with the course owners and designers, LivingWorks, who are based in Canada.
I deliver courses in-house, and open to the public.
I do this for Grassroots: a small Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone. We work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide.
I am also available to deliver safeTALK elsewhere – terms and conditions to be agreed case by case.
It’s a half day course for between 10 and 30 participants at a time. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.
Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training – anyone aged 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.