Suicide Awareness Training available in June from Pete's Dragon

SafeTALK - Suicide Alertness for Everyone
30 June 2018,  9.30am to 1.30pm
Pete's Dragons, 102 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1QA.
£35 to include, resources, refreshments and a certificate. 

SafeTALK is a short course that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life.  Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses.  Discussion and practice stimulate learning.
This course will help you:-

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide.
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
  • Apply the TALK steps (tell, ask, listen and keepsafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first-aid intervention caregiver.

ASIST - Suicide First Aid Intervention Skills Training
21 and 22 July 2018,  days 9am to 5pm,
Pete's Dragons, 102 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1QA.
£90 to include resources, refreshments and a certificate. 

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles.  ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions.  Powerful videos support learning.

This course will help you:-

  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
  • understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions.
  • understand a person at risks' story about suicide as well as recognise turning points that connect a   person to life. 
  • conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now
  • confirm the person at risks' faith in the safe plan and their intent to follow it through.

 

To book either course or for more information please contact Pete's Dragons on 01395 277780 or email admin@petesdragons.org.uk.


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