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SafeTALK: Free Suicide Alertness Training


Catherine McAuley College is a member of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) and we are delighted to be able to invite you to attend safeTALK suicide alertness training workshops being held in community presentations over the coming months in Greater Bendigo. These half-day workshops are free, thanks to the funding secured by SPAN for the Pick My Project State Government Grant. This program assists parents, carers and community members to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help.

It is intended that safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • Recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid signs
  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe).
  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide with first aid help and further community resources.

The free SafeTALK workshop is open to anyone over the age of 15 and runs for 4 hours.

Upcoming workshops open to all community members are occurring on the following days. Click on links below to access details of venues and the Eventbrite registrations: – Monday 8th July- 9.30am- 1.30pm – Monday 5th August- 9.30am- 1.30pm – Tuesday 6th August- 9.30am- 1.30pm – Thursday 22nd August- 1.30pm- 5.30pm – Monday 9th September- 9.30am- 1.30pm