Malahide Lions Club organised two half day presentations on the subject of suicide awareness and we asked the HSE Mental Health Resource Team to make a presentation on Tuesday 19th June and Wednesday 27th June 2012. Their programme is entitled SafeTALK which is a training course that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connects them to suicide first aid resources We are all too aware of the tragic and frequent events that have affect the lives of families in our area.
We invited all the local clubs, societies and groups to send participants to attend either the morning session at Malahide Yacht Club or the evening session in the Grand Hotel. The steps in suicide Safe Talk programme is general awareness, alertness skills, intervention skills and assessment and management skills. Those that attended the programme were very impressed and many indicated that they wished to sign up for the HSE more intensive ASSIST course. Malahide Lions club is pleased to have played the role as facilitators to focus on the resources and training available to tackle this tragic issue that has affect the lives so many people.
People who complete this training will be trained suicide alert helpers.
They will be better able to
All caregivers which includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicans, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, guards and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy and community volunteers.