ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training
What is ASIST?
(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
A two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers provide suicide first aid interventions.
What happens at ASIST?
ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. The workshop helps participants recognise what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get help.
Who should attend ASIST?
ASIST is suitable for a wide range of professionals and community members including; natural helpers and advisers, emergency service workers, counsellors, teachers, ministers, mental health staff, workers in health, welfare and justice and community volunteers.
How does ASIST help prevent suicide?
As an ASIST trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:
• identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
• seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living.
• review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour for an agreed amount of time.
• follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.
• recognise invitations for help.
• reach out and offer support.
• review the risk of suicide.
• apply a suicide intervention model.
• link people with community resources
You can book an ASIST for staff at your place of work provided there is a minimum of 12 participants, or book onto one of our 2014/2015 dates:
24th & 25th July 2014
3rd & 4th October 2014
6th & 7th November 2014
29th & 30th November 2014
16th & 17th January 2015
7th & 8th February 2015
12th & 13th March 2015
1st & 2nd April 2015
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