General Awareness


esuicideTALK is a one to two hour exploration in suicide awareness. The programme is organised around the question “should we talk about suicide?” and offers a space to safely explore some of the more challenging issues relating to suicide. The programme encourages everyone to find a part they can play in preventing suicide. Its goal is to help make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.

Registration instructions:

  • Irish residents, aged 18 and over, can access esuicideTALK for free by registering here. (This link will open the esuicideTALK website.)
  • When asked for user information, enter “NOSP”  in the Full Company Name field. This is necessary for access to the online programme.

Alertness Skills



safeTALK is a 3.5 to 4 hour suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives.

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

For further information please read the background information.

To apply for a place on a upcoming course please complete the application form: Microsoft WordPDF.

Intervention Skills



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day skills-based workshop that equips caregivers for an effective suicide intervention role. The emphasis is on suicide first aid – helping a person at imminent risk stay safe and seek further help. Participants reflect on their attitudes and beliefs about suicide and how these may affect their intervention role. They learn how to notice invitations for help and ask directly about suicide. An intervention framework is provided and modelled. This is followed by extensive opportunities to practice skills needed to implement the model. Community resources likely to promote life links and continuity of care are also identified.

For further information please read the background Information.

To apply for a place please complete the application form: Microsoft WordPDF.

Understanding Self-Harm

(One Day Course, approx. 7 hours)

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm
  • Develop participants’ knowledge of the reasons underlying self-harm behaviour
  • Consider the needs of people who self-harm

Please note this is not a skills based training workshop. It instead focuses on increasing awareness of self-harm and responding sensitively to it.

For further information please read the background Information.

To apply for a place please complete the application form: Microsoft WordPDF.