Suicide Prevention Training July 2017Leave a Comment
Suicide doesn’t discriminate.
Absolutely anybody can find themselves in a position where they feel a burden to others and feel they don’t belong and for some people this feeling may cause a person to think of suicide. Infact, anybody can be at risk of suicide and thousands of people take their own lives by suicide in the UK each year. – Infact, suicide takes more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads.
But we can have an impact on this devastating act. We can, across our communities, through learning the right skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts, save lives.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds from all walks of life to provide suicide first aid interventions.
Professionals, Volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. ASIST, provides these skills through a highly interactive, intensive yet rewarding, 2 day training programme.
As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention Caregiver, you will be better able to:
► Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
► Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
► Seek and share and 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 the safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.
5th and 6th July 2017
Places are limited to 15