ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

SU Life Skills

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.
Target Audience: This course is suitable for all kinds of students, aged 18 years of age or over – professionals, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers. However, it is not recommended that people who are bereaved by suicide in the last twelve months attend.
Sign Up: You can sign up for the workshop in the Students’ Union offices upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm (during term time)
Further info: http://www.nosp.ie/html/training.html

Cost: There is no cost to attend but we will be taking a deposit of €10 to secure your space which will be refunded at the workshop. The workshop is being organised by NUI Galway Students’ Union in partnership with the HSE Suicide Prevention Office.
Venue: The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Dates: 9am to 5pm both days Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October 2018. If unable to take part in the full programme for the two days please wait until you are available to do so at a later date.
Max: 20 students

Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Artice by
Joanna Brophy