safeTALK – An introduction

practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide

What is safeTALK?

SafeTALK is a half-day course that offers you practical steps to help someone with thoughts of suicide and helps you both to connect with more specialised support. Forward For Life have been delivering safeTALK since 2013. We deliver safeTALK face to face for up to 25 delegates (space allowing) with each session running up to 3.5 hours.

Who developed safeTALK?

The safeTALK course was developed by LivingWorks in Canada and is delivered worldwide. It complements the more comprehensive 2 day ASIST course. It does this through widening the net of suicide alert helpers to ensure that thoughts of suicide aren’t missed, dismissed or avoided.

What skills would I gain?

Through attending the safeTALK course, delegates will know what to do if someone’s suicidal through following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide. It also helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

Why us?

First and foremost, Forward For Life, and our delivery partners, Common Unity are the only established Social Enterprises across the West Midlands who can offer both the safeTALK and ASIST courses.

We believe that our experience, our knowledge and our sense of purpose along with the level of active engagement we foster through the delivery of our training programmes ensures that for the participant, the quality of training experienced is second to none.

Forward For Life and Common Unity have between us 50 years’ experience of working within health and social care.

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