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.
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Cost: There is no cost to attend. The workshop is being organised by the HSE Suicide Prevention Office. Tea breaks are provided but lunch is not included.
Venue: Western Management Centre, Dangan, Galway
Dates: 9am to 5pm both days Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February 2019. 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: 15 students. Booking deadline Monday 4th February 2019/or when course is full.

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Joanna Brophy