Having attended safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone – a 3½hr course) and ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills – 2 days) myself a few years ago, I trained as a safeTALK trainer 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 on behalf of Grassroots: a Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone.

I also deliver Real Talk for Grassroots (a 3hr course) – in person and online. 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.

Both safeTALK and Real Talk courses help 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 in order to attend.