Hedge-U-cation CIC is hosting an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) weekend on November 16th/17th 2019 (venue to be announced)
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants do not need any formal training to attend the workshop – ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
ASIST makes a differenceAs the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, the 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.
FOCUS: Suicide intervention training
DURATION: Two days (15 hours)
PARTICIPANTS: Anyone 16 or older
TRAINERS: Two registered trainers per 15 – 30 participants
The course will run over two days from 9am – 5pm.
To book and for more information contact Jenny Pickup at firstname.lastname@example.org