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Training from A-OK: Opportunities in Christchurch for 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, education, workshop, prevention, harm, workplace, suicide, intervention

A-OK provides a range of workshops relating to suicide intervention and prevention. They have announced their 2020  training calendar for Christchurch.

SFA: Suicide First Aid

This 1 day Suicide First Aid training course has been a long time coming. Give just one day of your time to learn a step-by-step guide to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts to consider their options and stay safe.

​​This course is suitable for anyone - regardless of prior training or experience - and is tailored to meet your groups specific requirements. Tailor-made to fit our NZ context.

Most people thinking of suicide never get an opportunity to have an open conversation, and often make the biggest decision of their life without first talking through what their intentions are.

Christchurch Dates for 2020:

  • Friday 31st January 2020;
  • Wednesday 10th June 2020; and
  • Monday 23rd November 2020.

Find out more about the Suicide First Aid workshop from A-OK.

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

LivingWorks’ ASIST program is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop and 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.

ASIST is a resource for the whole community. It helps people apply suicide first-aid in many settings: with family, friends, co-workers and teammates, as well as formal caregiving roles. Many organisations have incorporated ASIST into professional development for their employees.

Its widespread use in various communities creates a common language to understand suicide safety issues and communicate across different organisational backgrounds.

Christchurch Dates for 2020:

  • Thursday 5th to Friday 6th March 2020; and
  • Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th August 2020.

Find out more about the 2-day ASIST workshop from A-OK.

Suicide to Hope: Aiding recovery and growth

Once you have supported someone with thoughts of suicide towards safety, what is the next step? The next step is RECOVERY and GROWTH through their suicide experience.

Most people don’t understand how suicide became a way to deal with tough times. In Suicide to Hope, this training equips you as the supporter or helper of someone who has recently been at risk of suicide to:

  1.  Recognise their desire to find other ways other than suicide 
  2.  Support someone to understand their stuckness that draws them to suicide 
  3.  Support them to identify the unresolved issues that create their stuckness 
  4.  Work towards goals and plans that begin their recovery process from suicide and a pathway of growth away from suicide.

This is the solution focused conversation that a lot of helpers are looking for.

Book in on a suicide to hope training to learn these very important life-supporting skills, to walk alongside someone who desires growth and recovery from suicide.

Christchurch Dates for 2020:

  • Thursday 11th June 2020; and
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020.

Find out more about the Suicide to Hope workshop from A-OK.

More training options from A-OK

A-OK also offers other workshops that can be delivered for your organisation. Any of these workshops can be delivered at your organisation if you have 10 to 30 people.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch