Date: Thursday, 20 June 2013 to Friday, 21 June 2013
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Pulteney Centre, huddart Street, Wick
Hosted by: NHS
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST could be described as “suicide first aid” and it aims to help you learn to recognise and estimate risk of suicide, and become more effective at helping those who may be at immediate risk.
ASIST training will take place on Thursday and Friday June 20th/21st at Pulteneytown People’s Project, Huddart Street, Wick. The training is supported by the Scottish Government and is free of charge.
ASIST training is recognised internationally, with 400,000 people already trained worldwide.
There are five learning modules:
1) Preparing – sets the tone, norms and expectations of the learning experience.
2) Connecting – sensitises participants to their own attitudes towards suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact which attitudes have on the intervention process.
3) Understanding – provides participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise and estimate the risk of suicide.
4) Assisting – presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation, supervised simulation experiences and roleplaying.
5) Networking – generates information about resources in the local community. Promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks.