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ASIST - Applied suicide intervention skills training
Course Service ID 690
Funded Hours 16
CITB Subsidised Amount $330
General Awareness As the world's leaving suicide intervention workshop, ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide.
Competency Standard This course is non-accredited and does not result in a unit of competency
Prerequisites Connector Training
Learning Outcomes

In the course of the two day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- 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
- recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Course Objectives

ASIST is a two day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop - ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.


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