The next ASIST Suicide Prevention Workshop to learn life-saving suicide prevention skills will be held at CGHS on December 17 and 18.
The ASIST workshop is open to everyone 16 years or older and is widely used by both professionals and the general public, offering something for every participant, no matter how experienced.
One of the ASIST facilitators, Sue Martin, said those who took part in the first workshop agreed it was “a great tool”.
“It was very informative and left them more prepared to support a person at risk of suicide whether it was a work or personal role they were involved in,” Sue said.
The cost of each workshop across the region is usually $275 per person but to support staff involvement, and to better prepare and support staff with suicide intervention, CGHS has subsidised the costs, reducing the fee to $80 per person with catering being offered.
The workshop features:
- Presentations and guidance from two Living Works registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
More than 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop with studies having proven that the
To confirm a place or for more details, contact Learning Services at CGHS.