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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Start Date: 20th February 20
End Date: 21st February 20
Location: Oakwood, Leeds
Price: £195 (or £55 with bursary)

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION:  There are bursary spaces available for individuals who live in Leeds and work for any of the following Leeds-based organisations:  1) An organisation working directly with men of working age; 2) West Yorkshire Police or Transport Police; 3) a housing organisation; 4) a domestic violence organisation; 5) a substance misuse service; 6) an organisation in LS8, LS9, LS11, LS12, LS14 or LS15; 7) a secondary / further education establishment; 8) a primary care setting (non-GP staff); or 9) a bereavement service.  Eligible applicants must download and complete the “ASIST Bursary Criteria & Booking Form” to the right and return to training@commlinks.co.uk.  If you do not meet the bursary criteria, please complete your online booking below.  Feel free to email or call us on 0113 273 9675 for more information.

AIM  To teach Suicide First Aid skills to raise confidence and knowledge and to familiarise participants with the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world

At the end of the two-day course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Recognised by the Department of Health, ASIST is fast becoming an essential tool for all community caregivers.  This is a two-day course that aims to break down stereotypes and misinformation about suicide and gives participants an evidence-based approach to those at risk.  Participants will have a chance to analyse their own views about suicide, they will be introduced to the intervention model and given opportunities to observe and practise skills in effective suicide intervention.

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