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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop

Wednesday, November 2, 2022   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: workshop, prevention, intervention, suicide

A-OK is organising a 2-day ASIST Suicide Intervention Training Workshop in Christchurch. Just like a first aider can make an assessment about injuries deciding if a visit to the doctor or an ambulance is required, an ASIST Suicide First Aider will use tools and skills to assess if a person needs immediate help and/or hospitalisation, emergency counselling or a simple connection to family or friends.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is skills based, interactive workshop teaching you essential skills to:

  • Understand the ways that 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; and
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.

The course is designed for anyone and is suitable for people like kaiawhina, nurses, caregivers, social workers, teachers, counsellors, corrections officers, youth workers, ministers etc. 

Date: Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December 2022.
Time: 9am to 4.30pm both days.
Location: Christchurch - venue TBC.
Cost: $395 plus GST per person. Subsidised places are also available for schools, government agencies, not for profit and community groups.

Register online now for this ASIST Suicide First Aid course as spaces are limited. Contact Caroline at A-OK for more information on this training workshop (0800 265 069 or caroline[at]