ASIST is a two-day, skills based 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.
ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in our community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.
Who is ASIST for?
All Allied Health Workers: Nurses, Physicians, Mental Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Youth Workers; Also: Emergency Services, Correctional Staff, Teachers, School Support Staff, Clergy, and Community Volunteers have all found that ASIST complements their existing training and knowledge. Other people attend because they want to help someone in need, in much the same way they might learn CPR. This training is comprehensive and doesn’t rely on prior qualifications so anyone (17 years and over) can attend and everyone can have the same meaningful learning experience.
COST: $300pp (subsidised) 2-day training. Includes workbook, certificate, resource information, morning tea and afternoon tea.