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Free Suicide Prevention Training for All Over 18’s



BreakingTSNew1Please consider completing this life saving training with Breaking The Silence………we have our next Safe Talk Training Workshop which is FREE and for anybody over 18 taking place at Cobh Community Centre on 19th June at 6.30pm – registration from 6pm – this is the information on this excellent workshop and with people under so much pressure these days there is a strong possibility that you could use these skills at some stage and save a life! don’t worry if you have no background in mental health or any previous education this workshop is for people of all backgrounds, so this is the information and we strongly encourage and ask you to share this with any friends, families, colleagues, colleges etc. who you think will benefit – TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR THIS COURSE EMAIL COURSES.BTS@GMAIL.COM

What is SAFE TALK? It’s a 3 hour free training workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 18 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

– Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
– Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
– Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that significantly contribute to saving lives!

To register for this free workshop please email and please spread the word among family, friends, colleges and workplaces. Breaking The Silence is a voluntary group that specialises in Suicide Prevention Training. If you are having thoughts of Suicide or are experiencing any form of mental health distress please know that the Samaritans are always available to listen to you and in a confidential and non-judgemental way. The Samaritans have a Freephone number of 116123 and you can also email or drop into their office on Coach Street, Cork (near the Mercy Hospital).

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