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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce offers Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), developed by LivingWorks Canada. ASIST is a two-day, 14-hour workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations. Participants learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan.
Goals & Objectives:
- Understand the ways 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.
Is This Workshop for Me?
- You are a caregiver, formally designated or not.
- You are at least 16 years of age.
- You want to learn how to skillfully intervene to assist someone in crisis and help them stay safe.
What We Offer:
A two-day, 14-hour in-person interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan that will support their immediate safety.
How Do I Get Connected?
We can arrange trainings on location at your place of business and/or organization. To attend a community training, please click on the training in the Events calendar to register.
To book training or find out when the next training will take place, please contact Jackie Ralph, Youth Awareness and Education Supervisor, by telephone at 519-371-3642 (Toll-Free at 1-888-451-2642) ext. 1216 or by email at [email protected].
Is There a Cost for This Workshop?
$200 per person to attend. A subsidy is available through the #RyanRemembered community fund.
Bruce and Grey Counties