New free Safe Talk suicide prevention training for any front line workers in Leeds.

Safe Talk is FREE to all frontline workers in Leeds including volunteers and peer mentors. At the end of the morning, course participants will be able to:

• Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide

• Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide

• Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help.  Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided, leaving people more alone and at greater risk.  SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help.  This three-hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life.  It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.

To book please visit the website - Courses | Community Links (

Upcoming dates are 14th June 2022, 7th July 2022, 28th July 2022, 6th September 2022, 4th October 2022, 10th November and 5th December 2022.

For sessions across West Yorkshire with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service, please see our earlier news article here