ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training offers intensive training for front-line workers to become more willing, ready and able to provide practical suicide first aid to persons at risk. The course is designed to teach caregivers how to recognise risk and to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers – anyone in a position of trust – who wants to feel comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical practice- oriented workshop.
Successful completion of this course leads to certificate of Completion accredited by Living Works, widely recognised as the world’s pre-eminent suicide prevention training company
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
- improve understanding of suicide as a community health problem
- learn to recognise indications that a person may be at risk
- learn to recognise ‘invitations’ for help
- to gain confidence and competence in speaking directly and honestly about suicide
- to be able to apply a suicide intervention model to the setting in which they work
- to be able to link persons at risk to appropriate community resources
Course Duration: 16 hours
Other courses helpful for development
Foundation Mental Health
Working With Complex Mental Health Needs
Principles of Trauma Informed Practice
Managing Problem Substance Use
Who Should Apply
Open to all.
Note: Should an employee/officer book a place on a course but then subsequently fail to attend or complete the course, repayment of cost of the course will be charged to the department/appointment concerned (recoverable from the individual) (Policy CS04 Sect 6.5).