Trigon Hotels hosted the Safe Talk Suicide Prevention Workshop in association with National Workplace Wellbeing Day on the 12th April with attendees from all leadership teams across their three Cork hotels (The Metropole Hotel, Cork International Hotel & Cork Airport Hotel). The hotel group also invited their peers from across the industry with attendees from hotels including The Carrigaline Court Hotel, Hayfield Manor, Fota Island, The Celtic Ross Hotel and Cornstore Restaurant along with representatives from the Restaurant Association of Ireland. Trigon Hotels Managing Director Aaron Mansworth spoke about the importance of mental health in today’s workplace and that this workshop was a critically important investment of each participants time for both their professional and personal lives.
The Safe Talk Workshop was delivered by voluntary group Breaking The Silence. Group Trainer John Lawlor walked participants through the key areas of suicide first aid and how to help people at risk. John is a founding member of Breaking The Silence and is a 4th year Psychotherapy student at Cork Institute of Technology. Avril Quinn also represented Breaking The Silence and Avril works in the area of HR with a strong interest in the area of Employee Wellbeing.
Breaking The Silence have now trained 10,000+ people in the areas of Suicide Prevention, Self-Harm & Mental Health since 2009. As both an entirely voluntary and self-funded group we specialise in delivering Safe Talk Workshops and the 2 Day ASIST Training Programme (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). We have also ran Mental Health Awareness Talks for many organisations.
For further information on the FREE courses they provide in Suicide Prevention & Intervention plus Self Harm please check out their facebook page “Breaking The Silence Cobh”.