Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Cost: £200 + VAT per person

In England and Wales, almost three million people have thoughts of suicide every year. But with proper training, suicide may be prevented.

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for people (caregivers) who want to feel more prepared in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

This two day course is intensive, interactive and practice dominated and is designed to help delegates recognise risk and learn how to intervene 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.

Who should attend this course?

This course is suitable for anyone likely to come into contact with those at risk of suicide including employers.

Course overview

  • Structured small group discussions and practice
  • Workbook and audio visuals are used to support learning in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment
  • Delegates receive a ‘Suicide Intervention’ Handbook and a full colour wallet card featuring the intervention model.

Course content

ASIST has five key learning sections:

  • Preparing: sets the tone, norms and expectations of the learning experience
  • Connecting: sensitises delegates to their own attitudes towards suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact, which attitudes have on the intervention process.
  • Understanding: overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk and focuses on providing delegates with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and respond to the ‘right here, right now’ risk of suicide.
  • Assisting: presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Delegates develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.
  • Networking: generates information about resources in the local community

Dates: as required

This course is delivered in partnership with Kaleidoscope Commercials, part of the Kaleidoscope Plus Group

This course does not have set dates but can be booked on request. Please email stephgoodman@mohs.co.uk for more information.

This course is suitable for anyone likely to come into contact with those at risk of suicide including employers

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