The following 2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Workshops are delivered free of charge to both professionals and members of the public by the Health Services. The aim of these Workshops is to increase awareness, develop skills and promote the prevention of suicide in our communities.
ASIST is a training course developed for both members of the public and professionals and particularly those people whose work brings them into contact with people who may be vulnerable or at risk of suicide. This course is suitable for a broad range of people including, social workers, psychologists, care assistants, nurses, teachers, youth workers, GP’s, emergency medical technicians, home helps, childcare workers, public health nurses, the clergy, Gardai, community volunteers, mental health services staff…
Please note that ASIST is not recommended for any participant that has been personally bereaved or affected by a suicide in the previous twelve months.
ASIST training enhances people’s skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced or additional support or resources can be found. The emphasis of the course is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help.
Forthcoming Training dates: 2017
- 24th & 25th October – Sligo (full)
- dates for December to be confirmed
Please note that the training is over two consecutive days and is from 9 am – 5 pm. Advanced booking is essential.
For further information contact: Belinda Taylor, Health Promotion 071 9135061