safeTALK - Suicide Alertness for Everyone

safeTALK is a three hour presentation which aims to increase suicide awareness by teaching participants (aged 15 and over) how to recognise signs of a person in distress and considering suicide. Participants learn how to respond appropriately to a person considering suicide and how to use available resources to link that person with professional help.

It is intended that safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • Recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked.
  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid conversations around suicide.
  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present.
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe).
  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources.

Initiative proudly supported by South Western Sydney PHN

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