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Suicide Prevention Training - ASIST
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 09:00 – Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 07:00 BST
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trains frontline staff and the wider community in early intervention.
The 15-hour workshop held over two days teaches participants to connect, understand and assist people who may be at risk of suicide.
The Two Day ASIST Course is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and prison staff, school support staff, clergy, community volunteers and the wider community.
For more information on ASIST CLICK HERE
As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention Caregiver, you will be better able to:
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions.
- Seek and share and 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 for an agreed amount of time.
- Follow up on all the safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.
What's the refund policy?
If you are unable to attend due to illness you will need to send us a copy of a medical certificate for cancellation fees to be waived.
Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without charge.
Cancellation with more than 4 weeks’ notice – 10% charge
Cancellation with 1-4 weeks’ notice – 50% charge
Less than 1 week’s notice – no refund
What is the minimum age requirements to access ASIST?
Delegates must be 16 years and over
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is normally sufficient on-sreet parking available outside of the venue.
What can I bring into the event?
Please be aware that although light refreshments are provided on both days, delegates must provide their own lunch or they can access local food outlets in the vicinity.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Full Course Options
In association with Common Unity Social Enterprise, Forward For Life offer the LivingWorks Certified 2 Day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and the half-day safeTALK across England.
The Full Course Option can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation works with at-risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places.
Please contact us to discuss this option further if your Organisation/Consortium are interested in this opportunity.