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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day skill building workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide first-aid interventions.

ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase the support for a person at risk.  The workshop helps participants recognise what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get help.

As an ASIST trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour
  • Follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

ASIST is for everyone (over the age of 16) and can help both professionals and members of the community such as ;  emergency service workers, counsellors, teachers, ministers, mental health staff, workers in health, welfare and justice, parents/relatives and community volunteers.

Cost of this course in total is: £120 per person

As a result of Covid-19 this course will be delivered as soon as social restrictions are lifted. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for this course please contact us on info@smilecounselling.org.uk