About this event
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for anyone aged 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, who are interested in becoming an ASIST-trained caregiver. Over the two-day course, you will develop the comfort, knowledge, and skills to confidently and competently intervene to support someone at risk of suicide.
Delivered in five sections, participants will progressively learn the skills to identify risk, to connect sensitively with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours, and to effectively support them to keep safe, utilising your own skills as well as available resources and services.
We acknowledge that attending a workshop that discusses suicide and suicide prevention may bring up difficult and distressing emotions for people, especially for those who have been personally or professionally impacted by suicide. Therefore, we ask that you consider whether this is an appropriate time for you to attend a session focussed on suicide and suicide prevention. If you are uncertain or wish to discuss further you are encouraged to contact Jacquie Tarrant or Nicky Smith 0429 229 400.
This training is being offered at a reduced cost via the St John of God Social Outreach, Suicide Prevention Coordinators program and subsidised by funding from the Mental Health Commission of WA.