ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
* Please note that due to UK Government advice regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this course has been postponed from July and will be rescheduled at the next available opportunity *
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
Over the course of your two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Some of the learning will take place in the whole group of participants and some in smaller workgroups. You will learn and practice a model of suicide intervention. Your workshop trainers will be available to offer support and will work hard to create a learning atmosphere where participants can also encourage and support each other and have some fun.
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Eligibility for a funded training place
This training has been funded by Community Roots - a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove. To be eligible for a funded place you need to be working within the Brighton & Hove City boundary, with people in vulnerable or high risk groups. As a guide, we offer each organisation three places per course type, per financial year. However, for larger organisations further places may be available.
If you are purchasing on behalf of others, please ensure you have the full information for each participant as you will be asked to fill out details on booking. Please note that each purchase counts towards your organisation's yearly allocation, and that spaces are not transferable to other courses or dates.
The booking price covers administrative fees and as such is non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, please provide the details of anyone attending in your place.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for a funded place, or would like further information please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly.
Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options.
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Cancellation & Refunds:
If you need to cancel your booking, please let us know as soon as possible. The booking costs of Community Roots places are non refundable. All other bookings will be refunded within the following policy: