Help us, help you...


This half day course is from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Who should come on the course

safeTALK is for anyone who wants to learn how to provide practical help to people having thoughts of suicide.

The aims of the course

Participants leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for people with thoughts of suicide.

The objectives of the course

safeTALK prepares you to be an alert helper, which is someone who:

• Is aware of the opportunities to help a person with thoughts about suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
• Wants people with thoughts of suicide to help to invite help
• Recognises when a person may be having thoughts about suicide
• Listens to the person talk about suicide and shows that they take the thoughts seriously
• Knows the names and contact information about local suicide intervention resources
•  Moves quickly to connect the person to someone trained in suicide intervention.

Our trainer

Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development Worker in Midlothian and works as part of Health in Mind's Orchard Centre Services in Bonnyrigg. He has many years of experience of working in the suicide prevention and mental health improvement field.

"The course dispels myths about suicide and gives basics that everyone should be aware of.”

“Everyone should do this training - it’s helpful for private and professional life.”