Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Start Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Finish Date: Friday, 16 August 2019

Finish Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Grenfell Bowling Club

Contact: Chad White 0437229092

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid.

ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.  Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop - ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants will learn to:

  • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan & the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Dates: 15th & 16th August 2019
Time: 9am to 5 pm
Place: Grenfell Bowling Club