This course helps you know what to do if someone is suicidal by following the memorable TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe.

About the course

This is a half day (3.5 hour) face-to-face suicide alertness training course that can help you make a difference. It will support you in knowing what to do if someone is suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe.  The Board in collaboration with Mission to Seafarers are pleased to be able to offer this person course on request.

The SafeTALK courses are available to candidates from all our Constituent organisations and where appropriate and space allows, candidates from other organisations within the maritime sector including those members who sit on our PWC’s.

Course Objectives

The session combines various teaching methods, including video clips, discussions, and practice (done in a private space in groups of two, facilitated by the trainer). As a SafeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide. You will be comfortable speaking to people who have thoughts of suicide. You will feel confident using the TALK steps to connect a person thinking about suicide to a suicide first-aider.

Course Dates 

Courses arranged upon request.

Course Logistics

The workshop is divided into two sections with breaks.

Section 1: Why SafeTALK? And an introduction to the TALK steps.

Section 2: Applying the TALK steps and identifying suicide first aiders in your community.

On completing the workshop, you will receive a SafeTALK certificate, acknowledging your abilities as a Suicide Alert Helper in the community.

Course Funding

The Board will cover all course costs.

Please contact  if you would like to organise one for your staff/volunteers.