Course Content:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training offers intensive training for front-line workers to become more willing, ready and able to provide practical suicide first aid to persons at risk. The course is designed to teach caregivers how to recognise risk and to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers – anyone in a position of trust – who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

Successful completion of this course leads to a Certificate of Completion accredited by Living Works, widely recognised as the world’s pre-eminent suicide prevention training company.

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Who Should Apply?

Social services employees, corps officers/workers, anyone whose role involves supporting vulnerable people.

Venue & Dates

William Booth College
11-12 October 2017
4-5 July 2018

Course provides two full days of sessions:
Day One: 9.00 to 17.00
Day Two: 9.00 to 17.00

Learning Outcomes:

  • To improve understanding of suicide as a community health problem
  • To learn to recognise indications that a person may be at risk
  • To learn to recognise ‘invitations’ for help
  • To gain confidence and competence in speaking directly and honestly about suicide
  • To be able to apply a suicide intervention model to the setting in which they work
  • To be able to link persons at risk to appropriate community resources

Presenter(s):

Christopher Button and Hilary Borthwick – ASIST Registered Trainers

Learning Hours:

16 hours

Places Available:

Oct 2017: 5
July 2018: 14