If you were concerned that someone was suicidal, would you know how to approach the topic or what steps to take to get them to the help they need? If you don't know where to start to safely have the conversation, you may be tempted to put it off. But there is training available that can teach you in a matter of hours what to do if you're concerned for someone else.
SafeTALK or "Suicide Alertness for Everyone" is an internationally recognised half day training programme which increases suicide alertness. It prepares participants to identify those at risk of suicide and teaches them how to connect them with suicide first-aid resources and specialist supports.
3Ts provides this training workshop free of charge to interested groups and organisations. Our fundraising activities cover the larger cost of the initiative.
As an accredited safeTALK training provider, we've delivered this training to all sorts of businesses, sports clubs, community organisations, the Defence Forces, other NGOs such as the Simon Community and to third level colleges. Those who benefit from this specialised suicide alertness training have been able to put their training into action in their homes and workplaces, sports clubs and wider communities.
"Before this training, I felt I would be completely unprepared to deal with the situation of a person thinking of suicide, but now I feel much more confident"
3rd level college student, 2022
3Ts is approved by the National Office for Suicide Prevention to deliver safeTALK
If you'd like to organise SafeTALK training in your college, your workplace, community, club or other organisation, we would be delighted to speak with you. Just drop us a line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org reach out to us on social media or call us on 01 2139905. We can talk you through what's involved and how your group can benefit from this super training.
"Informative, very easy to remember. All Individuals should get SafeTALK training".
Member of the Irish Defence Forces, 2014
Ohana Zero Suicide Training
3Ts is proud to support Ohana Zero Suicide Training, an online training programme that can help you to gain the skills to save a life. The training, which takes just 20 minutes or so, focuses on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations.
Ohana Zero Suicide training will provide you with the tools to enable you to:
- Identify the signs that someone may be suicidal.
- Employ the correct language in asking the appropriate questions.
- Direct that person to the appropriate help.
Participants learn to 'Show you Care, Ask the Question, Make the Call'. These simple steps can help save lives.
For further information on Ohana.ie click here