Is this course right for me?
Target Audience: Staff, Students+PG Researchers
ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. ASIST is for everyone, professional, student, employed or retired-anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
- Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
- Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
- Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
- Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Benefits: Everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide and contribute towards suicide safer communities. It may even save a life, which may be your own.
Delivered By: Disability and Wellbeing Team