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ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop designed for people in the community who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping people at risk of suicide.

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Description

Would you know what to do if someone talked to you about having thoughts of suicide?  Lifeline Canberra offers a two-day program designed for people in the community who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping people at risk of suicide. ASIST is a highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

Course outline

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
Key outcomes

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

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