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Suicide doesn’t discriminate.
Suicide is a devastating act and 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 through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life options.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trains frontline staff and the wider community 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.
The Two Day ASIST Course is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and prison staff, school support staff, clergy, community volunteers and the wider community.
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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.
What our delegates have told us about ASIST:
"Will definitely recommend to others, friends and professionals. It helped me to think about suicide in a structured way to help with immediate and long term support."
"This was a really useful course both for professionals and people who know someone with a mental health issue. Infact, it's useful for anyone who knows anyone who might need support"
"It was a great day and I feel much more confident now talking to people both as a professional and a friend."