ASIST(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)16th&17th September 2019

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The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

United Kingdom

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This is a two day course held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September 2019. Please note ASIST starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm.

Aims of the course
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course is a nationally recognised course designed to help people learn how to recognise the signs of suicidal thoughts and how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The course covers personal attitudes, values and feelings about suicide. The course is designed to help all in communities to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide.

Objectives of the course
Participants will learn how to.......

- Identify cues indicating risk of suicide

- Discuss suicide with a person at risk

- Develop the skills to intervene with that person using the unique and effective ASIST suicide intervention model.

- Provide ‘suicide first aid’.

ASIST is delivered with up to 24 participants.

Comments from course participants.......

" Taught me how to ask the suicide question and put me at ease"

"All of it was excellent and after considerable trepidation, I found the role play/practice invaluable"

"Made us feel very safe and supported in our role".

Please note: ASIST is not suitable for those who are currently vulnerable and/or recently affected by issues relating to suicide.

Trainers

Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development Worker in Midlothian and works as part of Health in Mind's community services across Midlothian. Simon has many years’ experience of working in suicide prevention and mental health improvement. He has considerable experience of delivering training in this field to a wide range of participants.

Brian Glass is a fully qualified trainer in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid and the Living Works Suicide Prevention courses. He has delivered these courses for a number of years. As someone with lived experience of mental illness, his open, honest talk enhances the quality of each course.

Terms and conditions

Training bookings on Eventbrite are paid for by credit or debit card using Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

If you need to cancel your booking and give more than 28 days’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee. If due to unforeseen circumstances we have to change the course date, and it is not suitable for you, we will refund 100% of the payment.

Info from the venue about parking

Please note there is strictly no parking at the venue, there is very limited space available for blue badge holders (badges must be displayed, and the venue must be spoken to in advance of the course).

The venue is served well by LRT buses and there are many local cafes and shops for lunch. Tea, coffee will be served throughout the day.


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The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

United Kingdom

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