Workplace Suicide Prevention Training


 

OzHelp Tasmania aims to develop supported and resilient workplaces where suicide is not option by providing training to increase suicide, alertness and awareness and prevent suicide.

 

The training is available to any individual, organisation or workplace group to:

  • Increase their awareness of, and alertness to suicide and see prevention opportunities they may otherwise miss;
  • Become more alert to clues and communications that someone may be thinking of suicide;
  • Ask about suicide and respond in ways that show understanding;
  • Work with persons at risk to increase their safety;
  • Facilitate links with further help from family, friends and professional helpers as needed.

OzHelp runs two courses SALT and safeTALK. Whilst both courses are suitable for all workplaces (or community settings) the 2 hour SALT program has been developed by OzHelp Tasmania to accommodate workplace time limitations with a focus on providing key tools to be alert to someone who may be thinking about suicide and then linking them to support.

 

SALT

S.A.L.T is a 2-hour presentation to increase suicide alertness in the workplace. This program alerts workplace members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help.


The primary objectives of SALT are to:

  • Increase the support available to staff within a workplace that may have been affected by suicide or having
    thoughts of suicide, and
  • To provide the practical tools for participants to be able to be alert to, intervene and connect someone with
    thoughts of suicide to appropriate support.

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safeTALK

safeTALK is a half day suicide awareness workshop, created by Living Works, an international suicide prevention training organisation. The course teaches members of the community to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. It also offers a carefully crafted set of helping steps and the use of creative educational processes to make it possible for attendees to leave safeTALK willing and able to be suicide alert helpers.

 

During this course attendees will learn how to:

  • Provide practical help to people with thoughts of suicide
  • Be a suicide alert helper
  • Be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • Activate a suicide alert using the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe)
  • Connect people with thoughts of suicide to people trained in suicide intervention

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