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ASIST TRAINING - APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

The course is held over two days, 9am to 5pm each day

Who should come on the course

The two-day course will benefit anyone coming into contact with individuals who may be at risk of suicide.

The aims of the course

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course is a nationally recognised course designed to help people learn how to recognise the signs of suicidal thoughts and how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

The course is designed to help all in communities to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide.

The objectives of the course

Participants will learn how to: Identify cues indicating risk of suicide Discuss suicide with a person at risk Develop the skills to intervene with that person Provide ‘suicide first aid’.

Our trainer

Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development Worker in Midlothian and works at part of Health in Mind’s community services across Midlothian. He has many years of experience of working in suicide prevention and mental health improvement. Simon will co-deliver the course with a colleague.

“ASIST was the most helpful training I’ve ever been on. It was the structured way of approaching problems that helped and you had a strong feeling of compassion from the trainer.”