Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop in suicide first-aid. It teaches people to “recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.”
ASIST is widely used by healthcare professionals but you don’t need any formal training to attend the two-day workshop.
The course will run September 25th and 26th, 2018.
It is open to anyone aged 16 and up.
Participants must register by September 7th by calling 673-4435. The cost for each participant will depend on the number of people registered.
In the two days participants learn to:
• Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
• Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
• Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
• A scientifically proven intervention model
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• Group discussions
• Skills practice and development
• A balance of challenge and safety
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