Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
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About the Event
Would you know what to do if someone talked to you about having thoughts of suicide? This two-day program is designed for people who want to feel more confident and competent in helping a person at risk of suicide. ASIST is a highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
The course is heavily subsidised for staff of our Member Organisations. Others receive a smaller discount, as shown in the pricing below. Staff of Member Organisations should book quickly to get the 'Early Bird' pricing, which finishes at 6.00pm on Monday 22 June.
This course covers the following topics:
- Suicide first aid approach
- Feelings and experiences relating to suicide
- Connecting: building connections, identifying invitations and asking the question
- Understanding: hearing the story and understanding choices
- Assisting: supporting safety, developing a safe plan and confirming actions
- Networking: support for persons at risk and community resources
- Participants will leave with a toolbox of skills and be competent in the following:
- Increased awareness of suicidality
- Recognising risk indicators and responding to meet individual safety needs
- Provision of the ASIST Pathway to Assisting Life
- Identifying the key elements and implementation of an effective suicide safety plan
- Recognising other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Meet your trainers
Alicia has a background in Teaching and Professional Development, with over 20 years’ experience in the area of Education with skills and experience in Professional Development and adult education. Alicia has a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and is a Board Member of ACT Disability Reference Group. She is the President of ACT Down Syndrome Association and a Director of Down Syndrome Australia
Angela believes that it is her lived experience and her volunteering over the years that has shaped her to be a passionate, genuine and energetic trainer. She is an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Trainer, a Mental Health First Aid Trainer, an Accredited Telephone Crisis Support Volunteer and an Accredited Domestic Violence Alert Trainer for both General and Disability DV Streams. Angela has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has held various positions with the Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association, including as President of the organisation.