Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June 2018
Conference Room, Crichton Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries,

Registration 9.00am for 9.15am start and 4.30pm close.
Please note lunch will not be provided.

Please note if you have recently been affected by suicide, then ask yourself whether this is a good time for you to attend this training.  If you are in any doubt please feel free to contact us prior to booking.

ASIST is a two-day workshop where you can learn first aid skills to help someone else who may be at risk of suicide.  It is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course aimed at enabling people to spot the risk of suicide and provide immediate help to persons at risk.

In the same way that skills are needed for physical first aid, ASIST develops the skills necessary for suicide first aid. It is suitable for anyone, from professionals and volunteers to members of the community.  Participants range from those in caring roles to people concerned about family members or friends or people wanting to develop their own skills.

ASIST 2 day workshops have five learning sections:

Preparing – sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the workshop.
Connecting – allows participants to explore their own attitudes towards suicide.  Participants explore the impact that attitudes have on the intervention process.
Understanding – overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk. Focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to recognise risk and develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide.
Assisting – presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and observed simulation experiences in large and small groups.
Networking – generates information about resources in the local community. Encourages participants to explore and share local resources to create wider networks of support in the community.

It is essential to attend both full days of this course

If less than 8 participants arrive ready, willing and able to attend both full days the course will be cancelled

Tel:  Claire Thirlwall on 01387 260927 for more information

To book, please complete form found here.