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ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 Days)

LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day interactive course in suicide first aid which provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Just as “CPR” skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid.

Participants will be better prepared to:

  • reflect on how their attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect their intervention role.
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner.
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes.
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans.
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide.
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide.
  • make a commitment to improving community resources.
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

Who should attend?

All caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

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