ASIST is a two-day interactive course that enables participants to become more
confident and able to identify risk and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
- Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognise turning points that connect a person to life
- Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now
- Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the Safe plan and their intent to follow it through
- Practice as a registered ASIST caregiver
ASIST is intended as “suicide first aid” training. It is an evidence-based and cost effective intervention that can be delivered in a wide range of settings.
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
This course is designed for Individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education.
Anyone aged 16 or over and anyone Living or working in or around the Plymouth area.