ASIST – Suicide Prevention Training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trains frontline staff in early intervention.
The 15-hour workshop held over two days teaches participants to connect, understand and assist people who may be at risk of suicide.
Saving Lives Through Suicide Prevention Skills
The Two Day ASIST Course is suitable for people from all walks of life. Mental health professionals, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and prison staff, school support staff, clergy, community volunteers and those training to undertake these roles have all benefited from ASIST.
As an ASIST-trained suicide alert first aid intervention Caregiver, you will be better able to:
Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide. By having this knowledge you will be better placed to provide timely support.
Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions. Through understanding, you will understand the impact of stigma and the potential blockers to support.
Seek and share and understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living.
Review current risk and develop a plan. A jointly agreed plan can increase safety from suicidal behaviour for an agreed amount of time.
Follow up on all the safety commitments, accessing further help as needed. Through this the person at risk knows they are being well supported.
In association with Common Unity Social Enterprise, Forward For Life are offering the LivingWorks Certified 2 Day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training across England.
Date: 8th and 9th August 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm (Both days mandatory)
Light Refreshments Provided
Lunch is NOT provided for this training
Early Bird Delegate Rate: £145 Early Bird Rate until 15th July
Standard Delegate Rate: £160 Standard Delegate Rate from 16th July.
Limited to 15 Delegate Places
All 2 Day Courses include:
LivingWorks Accredited Certificates
LivingWorks ASIST Workbooks and other ASIST Materials licensed to this course
Other local resources relevant to the participant geographical areas of operation.
Internationally recognised, highly reputed
The intervention is intended to prevent suicidal thoughts becoming suicidal behaviours. ASIST is underpinned by the idea that many people who are thinking about suicide will find some way to signal their intent. The workshops provide training in suicide intervention. They are designed to help a person become more ready, willing, and able to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.
ASIST is intensive, interactive and practice dominated. The process helps caregivers — or any people of trust — recognise risk and also learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
How to book a place:
If you wish to attend one of our ASIST courses then please either go through the EventBrite link or just get in touch with us directly…Either call us on 07585776800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org