Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

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Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training- ASIST

Aims Of The Course

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, and to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

Course Learning Outcomes

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ 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.

Course Eligibility / Relevance

This course is available to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. This is for people who want to create a suicide safer community. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the 2-day workshop- ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

How this course will be delivered: This course will be delivered face to face over two full days at the provided venue that has been booked. 

 

Included in This Course

  • Course Materials 
  • LivingWorks ASIST Certificate on Completion 
  • Tea & Coffee Provided

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