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safeTALK Training-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on May 30, 2018

Category: News and Notices

UNBF Counselling Services will be offering safeTALK - a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Two sessions will be held this summer - Wednesday, June 27, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday, July 18, from 12:30 - 4 p.m.

Each training session requires a minimum of 10 participants.  The cost for this training is $15 per person which can be paid through an Interdepartmental Transfer or cash at time of training.  To register or for any further questions, please contact Tanya Jones at or 453-4820.

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