Samaritans Workplace Trainer
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15,
regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with
the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay
alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by
connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries
around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been
produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences.
safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities,
“Was a superb course and not only educated but gave comfort to those who had experienced suicide!
Glasgow North East Foodbank
“Having worked with Carolyn on various suicide intervention training courses,
I view her as an excellent trainer. Her passion for helping those at risk, her
determination to help delegates at courses and get the most from the learning is
inspiring. Her approach can only be described as extremely professional and efficient.
She easily establishes good working relationships involving mutual respect and
understanding. Carolyn always takes time to listen to people, respects their
opinions and delivers messages professionally. She is a very confident individual
who always prepares well for the work she’s involved in.”
Senior Learning and Education Adviser at NHSGG&C
ASIST is for everyone, whether you are a professional, volunteer, student, unemployed or retired.
I actively encourage all businesses, regardless of your industry, to get your staff
trained in ASIST to build a strong suicide safer working community.
and save a life from suicide.
Everyone can have the same meaningful experience as a professional caregiver.
they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.
“Valuable course – fitted in with previous safe talk and felt like a good progression.”
“Excellent, thank you. Really valuable, new knowledge.”
“Carolyn was a fantastic trainer who made me feel at ease in what I was doing.”
“Very compassionate and competent…encouraged all those in the training”
For certain services and groups you may want follow-on training after
completing an ASIST course to address your specific needs.
As an experienced ASIST Trainer along with my vast experience within the suicide
prevention & intervention fields I create bespoke training to support your services’
particular and individual needs and requirements.
“Fantastic, Carolyn is very empathic, skilled and professional.”
Do you have an idea for a workshop but don’t want the hassle of developing and facilitating it?
Then leave all that in the hands of someone who thrives on this
and feel confident that you will be getting the highest quality training.
What the process looks like:
and check-ins, the level of this will be determined within the initial meeting.
altered as required and signed off.
has been delivered for evaluation purposes.
“ Carolyn is excellent, engaging and personable”