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Suicide Prevention, Lifeline Gippsland

young girl green hoody worried lookThe safeTalk training course through Lifeline Gippsland is a half-day workshop offered to assist people develop an awareness of suicide prevention strategies. The course, aimed at anyone over 15 years, educates participants to recognise suicidal indications and steps to take if they come across someone who is a suicide risk.

In most cases suicide prevention is possible. People don’t truly want to die, they are struggling with some pain in their lives and often they try to reach out, through their actions and words. People with safeTALK training can recognise these cues and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers with ASIST training skills. Lifeline Gippsland also offers the ASIST course, a more advanced two-day suicide prevention course.

The safeTALK course features:

  • Access to support from a local community resource person
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Hands-on skills practice and development

Contact Lifeline Gippsland for more information or read about our other courses, including counselling, mental health and well being, crisis intervention and corporate training, or look into one of the many ways you can volunteer with Lifeline.