Safe Talk is a programme that teaches members of the community to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources. The programme assumes that persons with thoughts of suicide are ambivalent (of two minds) about suicide. While part of them may want to escape life, another part may want to live, or at least, may want to avoid dying. This training alerts everyone to the warning signs when someone we interact with experiences thoughts of suicide, empowers the helper to ask about and talk about suicide with this person as well as assisting with knowledge about how to refer them for further help and how to connect the person to resources within their community.
A four-hour SafeTALK training programme is offered to parents, teachers and community members, as well as to learners from grade 8 or 9 upwards.
If you are interested in this programme please contact Bernadette 011 728 1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org