“Let’s Talk About Suicide” – new online suicide prevention training programme

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Let’s Talk About Suicide’ a new, free, online suicide prevention training programme, was officially launched by Mary Butler, TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older Persons.

Developed by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention, ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide’ is for everyone, especially for people who are supporting a loved one, working with others or those involved in their local communities. It helps participants to identify people who might be at risk of suicide, confidently ask about suicide, keep them safe, and connect them with resources that can help. 

Read the full press release here. 

 About the programme 

  • On average, it will take 60 minutes to complete, but participants can work at their own pace.
  • It is an introductory programme that is suitable for anyone over the age of 18.
  • It is recommended that anyone recently bereaved wait 12 months before engaging in this type of suicide prevention training.
  • Participants do not need to complete any training before ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide’ in fact, it is a helpful introduction to the topic for anyone considering attending more comprehensive training programmes in the future. These might include more advanced face-to-face programmes (such as safeTALK or ASIST) available from the HSE.

To access ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide,’ visit traininghub.nosp.ie.  

For more information visit www.nosp.ie/training or email training@nosp.ie.

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