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(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

ASIST saves lives

Research studies have shown that 4 – 5 % of the population have attempted suicide at some time during their lifetime.  One in nine people has seriously considered suicide.  The vast majority of those thinking about suicide will find some way to signal their intent.  Most suicidal people are seeking another option.  ‘they don’t want to die, they just want the pain to stop’.

The workshop

Applied suicide Intervention Skills Training is a 2 day workshop that offers intensive training for front-line workers and community members.  The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. ASIST provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Learn Suicide First Aid

Join over 600,000 caregivers and participate in Livingworks’ ASIST workshop. Learn to recognise and estimate risk and become more effective at helping people at risk. The benefits will live on.

Participants often include:

  • People concerned about family and friends.
  • Natural helpers and advisers.
  • Emergency service workers.
  • Counsellors, teachers and ministers.
  • Mental health practitioners.
  • Workers in health, welfare and justice.
  • Community volunteers.

Working in small groups of one trainer to no more than 15 participants, ASIST uses many different  teaching processes to create a practice-orientated and interactive learning experience.

Learn how to:

  • Recognise invitations for help.
  • Reach out and offer support.
  • Review the risk of suicide.
  • Apply a suicide intervention model.
  • Link people with community resources.

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

The cost of the 2 day course is £185.00 per person.  The concession rate (unwaged) is £50.00, we also offer subsidised rates and reduced rates for group or in-house bookings.  You can pay by cheque or ask to be invoiced when booking.

Your fee includes:

  • Training workbook/materials.
  • Suicide intervention DVD.
  • Refreshments and a buffet lunch each day.
  • Certificate of attendance.

Due to the sensitive nature of the course material, this course is not recommended for persons who have recently lost someone dear to them by suicide.

For further information and bookings for the ASIST course please contact:-

Vale of Clwyd Mind

4 Rosemary Lane
LL16 3TT

Tel: 01745 812461

Email:  mindrural@aol.com

To Download a registration form please click on the following link:-

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