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ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- SE267

Course Description

ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- SE267

Code: SE267

Date: 14th & 15th October 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Duration: 2 Days

Location: The West Court Centre, 8-30 Barrack St, Belfast BT12 4AJ Map

Eligibility Criteria: This course is available to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

Cost: £95.00 (once you register for the course we will be in contact to arrange payment)

Description: ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, and to 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.

Outcomes:

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide. ASIST is also proven to reduce suicidality for those at risk. A 2013 study that monitored over 1,500 suicidal callers to crisis lines found that callers who spoke with ASIST-trained counsellors were 74% less likely to be suicidal after the call, compared to callers who spoke with counsellors trained in methods other than ASIST. Callers were also less overwhelmed, less depressed, and more hopeful after speaking with ASIST-trained counsellors.

Relevance: This course is relevant to people that want to create a suicide safer community. 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.

Progression Routes:
ASIST T4T (Facilitator Training)

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