ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid for professionals and community members who would like to learn skills to be able to support people at risk of suicide towards creating a safe plan. Participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, and to respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. The workshop will examine the behaviours, words and feelings of a person at risk of suicide. Specific strategies to provide suicide first aid are discussed, plus your own self-care as a support person.
ASIST is an internationally accredited training in suicide prevention presented by accredited LifeWorks trainers. Participants will be provided a comprehensive resource pack and issued a certificate upon completion of the two days.
ASIST participants will be better prepared to:
Reflect on how their attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect their intervention role
Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a safe and direct manner
Build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safe plans
Demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
Recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers