SafeTALK 'suicide alertness for everyone' training takes place in Waterford on Wednesday

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SafeTALK suicide alertness for everyone training takes place in Waterford on Wednesday

SafeTALK 'suicide alertness for everyone' training takes place at Waterford Institute of Technology

SafeTALK 'suicide alertness for everyone' training will take place on Waterford Institute of Technology's (WIT) College Street Campus this Wednesday (November 21).

The programme prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities.

Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. Over 100 students were SafeTALK trained at WIT last year and the aim is to break that number this year to make Waterford safer as a community.

Spaces for WIT’s SafeTALK training, which takes place in room HA07 from 1:15-4:15pm, are limited and there will be free pizza for participants. 

“We really encourage you to attend this training as it is so important that you are aware of the signs of suicide and that you feel comfortable enough to ask someone ‘are they feeling suicidal?’,” a WIT Students’ Union spokesperson said.

If you have any questions about the training or if you want to attend the training, email welfare@witsu.ie.