The Galway Lions Club, in partnership with the HSE, is supporting the delivery of SafeTALK, a three-hour training programme that helps participants to become alert to persons with suicidal thoughts. It also helps participants to gain a clear understanding of what steps they should take in order to help individuals with these thoughts.

People at risk are more likely to get life-saving help when they need it most, if more people in their community have safeTALK suicide alertness skills. 

This training is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age, who has not been affected by a recent loss, who wants to help prevent suicide in their community.           

 We are inviting people from all walks of life to attend our next safeTALK training, including taxi drivers, hair dressers, security door staff, accountants, solicitors, financial sector employees, bar / restaurant staff, school staff, parent committees and all sports clubs.

Title:            SafeTALK suicide alertness training

Date:             Monday, 21st October 2019

Venue:            Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

5.30pm.           Registration, Sandwiches Tea/Coffee 

*Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present

*Recognise invitations for help that are often overlooked

*Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss and avoid suicide

*Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe

*Identify community resources and learn how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide with people and agencies that can help.    *Gives participants the confidence to engage in conversation around suicide.   * Places are limited. Pre-booking is essential.

For more information and to book your place, please contact:

Email: Mary.OSullivan@hse.ie

Phone:  Pat Connolly, Galway Lions Club: 087 3554400

Book directly, link: https://bookwhen.com/srotraininggmr

In the meantime if someone you know is in crisis and in need of someone to talk to, your first point of contact is your GP or Westdoc 185036500(evenings or night-time.) Alternatively contact the emergency services 999 or 112, the Emergency Department in University College Hospital Galway, the Samaritans 24 hour Freephone listening service on on 116 123 or visit www.yourmentalhealth.ie for information on mental health supports and services.