£100 – £350

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 24th & 25th April 2019

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of Bristol Careers Service

5 Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1UD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Event description

Description

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone aged sixteen or older who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid, regardless of prior experience. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

AIMS

Many professionals attend ASIST because suicide intervention skills are essential for their work. In some organisations, ASIST is a mandatory component of training. Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, first responders, correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and volunteers have all found that ASIST complements their existing training and knowledge.

Course Brief

During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over a million people have taken the workshop, and studies have shown that the ASIST method helps to reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

Workshop features

  • Presentations and guidance from two Living Works registered trainers

  • A scientifically proven intervention model

  • Powerful audio-visual learning aids

  • Group discussions

  • Skills practice and development

  • A balance of challenge and safety

WHAT IS COVERED

The ASIST workshop is divided into five sections that follow in a logical progression to gradually build comfort and understand around suicide and suicide intervention.

• Preparing: Sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience.
• Connecting: Sensitises participants to their own attitudes towards suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process.
• Understanding: Monitors the intervention needs of a person at risk. It focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide.
• Assisting: Presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.
• Networking: Generates information about resources in the local community. Promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks

Please note: participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Course Materials

Participant materials include a twenty-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers which cost £30 for Bristol Mind to purchase per participant but are included within the ticket price. Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop.

Course duration and size

ASIST is held over two consecutive days and up to thirty participants can attend. ASIST workshops always have a minimum of two active ASIST trainers present for the entire two days. Your trainers for both days will be Suzanne Pearson and Maggie Cameron. Both trainers are very experienced mental health trainers and have been delivering ASIST for many years.

Venue

The training is being held at the University of Bristol Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1UD

University of Bristol Careers Service is located between the Arts and Social Sciences Library and the Sports Centre on Tyndall Avenue.

Light refreshments but no lunch provided.

Start and finish times:

Day 1 starts at 9 am and finishes at 4.30 pm, while Day 2 starts 9.30 am and finishes at 4.30 pm.

Please note: participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Venue & transport

The address is: University of Bristol Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1UD

Buses

First Group operate the majority of local buses in Bristol. Use their bus search facility or the Bristol route group to plan your journey. Services to the University include:

  • The 9 and 72 bus services from Bristol Temple Meads train station run a combined frequency of every 15 minutes at peak times and stop at Tyndall Avenue on the University campus. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.

  • The number number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads train station runs at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards the Richmond Building (Students' Union) and Clifton village. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes.

  • The 1,2,3,4 and the One bus services all stop in the Park Street, Triangle, Whiteladies Road area a couple of minutes walk from the University.

Parking

There are multistorey car parks about ten minutes' walk from the main campus: NCP Bristol Rupert Street; Trenchard Street Car Pak; West End Car park.

Accessibility:

University of Bristol Careers Service premises are wheelchair accessible.

Refreshments and Comfort:

Light refreshments and breaks will be available during the day.

It is always difficult with a large group of people attending to find exactly the right temperature, so please dress in layers so that you can be as comfortable as possible.

Please note: participants must be available for the full 2 day duration to receive their certification.

Cancellation or unforeseen difficulties

If you are unable to attend, please can you let us know as soon as possible by emailing training@bristolmind.org.uk Cancellation less than 4 weeks before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of agreed fees and cancellation less than 2 week before date of delivery of the first training session, will incur a cancellation charge of the full agreed fees.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

University of Bristol Careers Service

5 Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1UD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved