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ASIST Suicide Prevention Course - 2 day course

The Park Centre, Kingswood High St.
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Target Audience
Adopters / All Internal Staff / Connected Carers / ECS Staff / External Care Providers / Health Practitioners / Housing Association / Pharmacy Staff / Schools / Short Break Carers / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
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Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adult Social Care / Public Health & Wellbeing / Safeguarding
Adult Social Care subcategories
Adult Mental Health
Public Health & Wellbeing subcategories
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing / Relationships and Sexual Health
Safeguarding subcategories
Safeguarding Adult
Event description
Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day course that prepares caregivers including those in professional roles to provide suicide life-assisting, first aid intervention. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), which is a practical guide to undertaking suicide interventions. The training will enable participants to develop confidence and skills through observation and supervised simulation (role play and skills practice) in small groups. During the course you will have an opportunity to explore personal or professional experiences of suicide and space and support to focus on how your experiences with suicide impact on your beliefs and attitudes about using suicide first aid. It is anticipated that everyone taking part in the course will do so with the intention of becoming a registered ASIST Caregiver.

First day - The Park Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4AR
Second day - Kingswood Civic Centre,  High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR
Learning outcomes
ASIST Training outcomes By the end of the training, participants will be able to: • identify people who have thoughts of suicide • understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions • understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognise turning points that connect a person to life • conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk ‘safe for now’ • confirm the person at risk’s faith in the‘safeplan’ and their intent to follow it through
Start Date
Monday 24 June 2019
End Date
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 23 June 2019
08:45 - 16:45
Maximum Places
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event