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May 2019

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Suicide First Aid


ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training:

Please note: that this is a 2 day training.

ASIST teaches verbal First Aid skills to anyone who may come into contact with a person having thoughts of suicide. It gives an introduction to the most widely used Suicide Intervention Model in the world, a model which is applicable in all situations requiring help.

 

After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:

 

  • Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Assess risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Recognise potential barriers of seeking help
  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Cost: £25 

Please be aware that there is a fee of £25 for cancellation within 7 days of the start of the course and £50 for anyone who fails to attend or gives less than 24 hours notice

 

Time: Day 1 - 08.45 - 17.00 / Day 2 - 09.00 - 16.30

Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall only.  

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

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safeTALK

 

safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Cost: £10

Time: 10.00 - 13.30

 Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

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suicideTALK

 

The suicideTALK presentation invites everyone—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community.

Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question "Should we talk about suicide?" By looking at this question in a number of different ways, participants can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves.

suicideTALK participants learn…

  • How suicide is a serious community health problem that is often misunderstood
  • How personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
  • How the steps taught in LivingWorks’ safeTALK program can be used to help prevent suicide
  • How to get involved in life protection, preservation, and promotion activities in the community.

Cost: Free

Time: 90 minutes

This  presentation is delivered directly to your team, agency, organisation or community group so please contact me to arrange a workshop. indra.herbert@cornwall.gov.uk / 01872 326004

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

 


ASIST - Tune Up

This workshop is for participants who have previously completed the two day ASIST workshop and wish to keep their skills current.

If you participated in ASIST training prior to 2015 we recommend attending the full 2 day workshop again

Cost: £10

Time: 3.5 hours

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