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Suicide Prevention Training

There's perhaps no topic more sensitive  nor training more vital than suicide.  The Arpeggio Health Services team provides skilled facilitation the helps participants feel empowered to ask difficult questions and provide life-saving support to a person who's experiencing thoughts of suicide.  We offer both in-person and virtual suicide awareness and prevention training. 

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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone | 3½ hours | 100% in-person

  • Participants attend a half-day facilitator-led training in person, in a classroom setting (no pre-course work required)

  • We offer this program exclusively as a a private training option, available in Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador)

  • This program is well suited for organizations and community agencies aiming to improve crisis and emergency preparedness, reduce suicide risk and improve confidence and responsiveness to situations that may involve suicide

Program Description:

 

safeTALK is a half-day training developed and regulated by LivingWorks Education, Inc., that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.  Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.  Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with 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. 

 

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: 

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present, 

  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked, 

  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide, 

  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe, and 

  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.

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QPR Gatekeeper Training | 1½ hours | 100% virtual

 

  • Participants attend a half-day facilitator-led training in person, in a classroom setting (no pre-course work required)

  • We offer this program to the public regularly, so you can sign up for a scheduled course individually (having participants from across the country with experience in a variety of industries always makes for great dialogue!); we also offer this program as a private training option

  • QPR Gatekeeper is well suited for organizations and community agencies aiming to improve crisis and emergency preparedness, reduce suicide risk and improve confidence and responsiveness to situations that may involve suicide

Program Description:

QPR Gatekeeper training arms participants with the knowledge and skills to identify the warning signs of suicide, the myths and facts associated with suicide, and -- most importantly -- to take action and connect a person with thoughts of suicide to life-saving help. This evidence-based program teaches a simple acronym, with participants learning how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal. 

QPR Gatekeeper training is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to help someone in crisis, including parents, teachers, emergency responders, healthcare providers and members of the public. Knowing how to navigate a crisis involving suicide is also an essential skill for the workplace, alongside physical first aid/CPR training.

Participants will receive a certificate and additional learning materials upon successful completion of the course.

 

Key components covered in QPR Gatekeeper training:

  • Learn the myths and facts about suicide

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide

  • Learn how to ask The Question

  • Learn how to "plant seeds of hope"

  • Learn how to get help and save a life

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