Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – is often described as suicide first-aid. It teaches people from all helping backgrounds to provide a skilled intervention to a person currently having thoughts of suicide. The workshop also enables participants to work with that person to develop a safe plan that will help keep themselves safe and alive. The workshop includes discussions ,presentations ,use of audio -visuals and skills practice.
Location: off site usually in a College or community facility
Cost: training materials are provided by the Public Health Agency; Suicide Down to Zero bears the cost of venue hire(if applicable) and hospitality costs from donations received. No charge for participants
Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 30
Time/duration: All workshops begin at 9:00 and continue until 4:30pm with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and 45-minute lunch break. The workshop can only take place over two consecutive days.