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ASIST Workshop October 2021

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The Club at Tuffley Park

Tuffley Park

Tuffley Avenue

Gloucester

GL1 5NS

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Gloucestershire ONLY

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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS WE WILL BE RUNNING THIS COURSE WITH RESTRICTED NUMBERS. STRICTLY 2 PERSONS PER ORGANISATION

You will be required to social distance and wear a mask when moving around indoors.

We will comply with Government Regulations at the time of the Event and reserve the right to cancel or refuse entry to anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

Please read the terms and conditions on your confirmation of registration email.

Once you register to attend. Cancellation will incur a £50 charge.

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations insuicide first aid intervention.

ASIST teaches participants to recognise signs when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary - anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Features of ASIST

  • Developed in 1983 by LivingWorks, and receives regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice,
  • Presented by two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model which helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide
  • Powerful audio-visual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety

What is the structure of an ASIST workshop?

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

Preparing: Sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience over the two days.

Connecting: Enables participants to reflect on their own attitudes towards suicide. This creates an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process.

Understanding: An overview of the intervention needs of a person at risk. The trainers focus on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise risk
  • Develop safe plans to Increase the safety of the person
  • Reduce the risk of suicide

Assisting: Presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation exercises in large and small groups.

Networking: The trainers share information about resources in the local community and promote participant commitment to encouraging the transformation of local resources into helping networks.

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Tuffley Park

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