safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training (15yrs +)

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About this experience

This training is initially open to OPTIVO residents to book until 31st October. We will open up the places to the wider community on 1st November 2019, spaces permitting.
The cost is £8.50 per person which is refundable on attendance.

Through learning, discussion and practice, this half-day (3.5 hours) workshop will help you to start conversations that could save a life.

I will teach you what signs to look for, ways to communicate and the appropriate places to direct someone having suicidal thoughts to find further help.

I will equip you to follow the safeTALK steps:
Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe.

safeTALK is the only quality and standard suicide-prevention training in the world, and is approved by the World Health Organisation.

The location is The Pelham - a buzzing community hub, cafe and training centre in Bexhill. Fresh coffee and homemade biscuits will be served during the break.

Each participant will receive a certificate, a wallet-sized reference card plus a resource pack with information about sources of support for people having suicidal thoughts.

safeTALK is internationally recognised and evidence-based training.

Previous attendees have said:

"First class material, extremely professionally and empathetically presented."

"Quite simply some of the best training Ive ever received."

About your mentor

I am a suicide survivor. I struggled with suicidal thoughts following a lifetime of self-harm and eventually I tried to take my own life. I founded RunningSpace 3 years ago to teach people to run to beat suicide, to protect our communities from suicide and to support individuals back to life in all its fullness.
I am a UK Athletics qualifies running coach and a registered safeTALK trainer.

Strengths

Ages

18 years and over

Learning Aims

To identify people thinking of suicide overcome barriers to talk about suicide

To identify reasons we may miss, dismiss or avoid suicide

To apply the 4 step model of suicide alertness (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe)

To be able to connect people at risk with further help

Group size

Maximum 30

Minimum 10

I’ll provide

Drinks

Equipment

Safety

Basic DBS  Basic DBS

Enhanced DBS  Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment  Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance  Public Liability Insurance

Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

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Cancellations

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. The customer may cancel within 14 days of the booking confirmation, and I will provide a refund. I will deduct from the refund a pro-rata sum for experience sessions already attended, and any one-off costs I have incurred in preparing to provide the experience to the student. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

  • Cancel up to 48 hours before any session and receive a 50% refund.

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Your Mentor

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

I love running, serving coffee, my kids and my 9 chickens!