School of Sport and Health Sciences

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – two day intensive course, Oct 2016

ASIST is a two-day intensive and interactive practice focused course designed to develop skills in order to recognise people at risk of suicide, and learn new techniques to intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST training has been developed and refined by Livingworks Inc over the past 25 years with over 1 million people trained all around the world.

The aim of the workshop is to help individuals feel comfortable, confident and competent at recognising a person at risk of suicide and to provide suicide “first aid” that aims to prevent immediate risk of suicide.  Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills in suicide first aid.

During the workshop participants will have an opportunity to:-

·       Explore personal and professional experience of suicidal behaviours and suicide

·       Recognise a person at risk of suicide and explore invitations

·       Hear a person’s story behind suicide and enable a suicidal person to recognise

choices available to them

·       Understand how to use a safety framework to enable a person to keep safe

·       Link a suicidal person to community resources

The workshop is suitable for all individuals (professionals and non-professional) who want to be more effective in preventing immediate risk of suicide.

Date: 20th & 21st October 2016 – closing date for applications 30th September

Time: The course starts promptly at 09.00 and ends at 17.00 on both days.

Location: Kings Church, 27 Edison Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PT

Cost: £100* (subsidised) – lunch included (payment due by 6th October)

Participants need to attend both days and complete the 15 hours of training to complete the course for which a certificate will be awarded.

Please read the “Information to participants” leaflet before attending the course. This will be provided along with the application form upon request.

For more information including the ‘Information for Participants’ leaflet and an application form, please contact:

Mahess Jeeawock,

Telephone:-  07811 585055

Or visit the website 

To book this course, please return completed application form to Mrs Lou Jones at:-

Telephone:- 07564 671582

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Kerry Burnett • 17/08/2016

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