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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). Two day programme.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 09:30 – Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 17:00 BST
About the Course
ASIST is a two-day practical workshop developing skills through observation and supervised simulation in large and small groups. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as 'suicide first-aid' training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help persons at risk of suicide.
This course is certificated, has an international profile and has been developed and refined by the Canadian organisations, LivingWorks for 25 years. More information on this course can be found at www.livingworks.net
What will I learn
- To be aware of your own attitude towards suicide
- To recognise when a person might be thinking about suicide
- First aid intervention skills for suicidal behaviour
- To be more willing, able and ready to respond to a suicide first aid situation
- A clear structured model for a suicide first aid intervention
Who is it for?
Anyone who may come into contact with a person who is thinking about suicide and is not sure how to respond. 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. There are no pre course requirements
What will the course look like?
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audio-visual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
- Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers
- Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop
- Clare Godden
- Megan Itson
Living Works registered trainers
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Registration commences 15 minutes prior to any of our events, in order to facilitate a prompt start. If for any reason you are delayed, please call us on 01423 879687 with an approximate time of arrival.
All food served is freshly prepared on the premises. Kindly advise us in advance of the day of any special dietary requirements.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The nearest train station is Hornbeam Park which is on the main Leeds to York line. The station is a 10 minute walk from the hospice and offers easy access. Alternatively, should you choose to drive there is ample car parking available at the Hospice. See hospice web site for directions.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email email@example.com or call 01423 879687
What's the refund policy?
Your place at the event will be confirmed following receipt of your booking and fee. If a delegate cancels attendance at a study session, a refund of 80% of the invoice value will be made provided a minimum of 30 days prior notice is given. If a delegate cancels attendance at a session, a refund of 50% of the invoice value will be made, provided a between 14-29 days prior notice is given. If a delegate cancels attendance at a study session with less than 14 days notice, no refund will be given and the delegate will remain liable for the full value of the course. If a delegate fails to attend a study session and no written notice of cancellation has been provided, the delegate will remain liable for the full value of the course