Barrow ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

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Signal Film and Media

Cookes Studios

104 Abbey Road

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 5QR

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.

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Please read the course description below before booking. This ASIST is subsidised by Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria for Public, Third and Community Sector staff.

Please ensure you can commit to attending both full days and that you notify us immediately should you not be able to attend. Places are very limited and we will be operating a waiting list. In the event of non-attendance we will invoice your organisation £100 for your place.

What is ASIST?

ASIST is the Gold standard in community suicide prevention training. It teaches participants to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop - anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

As an ASIST trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Seek a shared 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
  • Follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

What is the structure of an ASIST course?

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 reduce the risk of suicide, increase the safety of the person

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.

What can I expect from and an ASIST Course??

  • Presentations and guidance from at least two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • 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.

For more details about Every Life Matters ir to discuss course content and suitability contact us at info@every-life-matters.org.uk or call 07908 537541

For more information about ASIST and other Living Works training go to

https://www.livingworks.net/

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