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Every year more people die by suicide than from all of the several armed conflicts around the world and, in many places, about the same or more than those dying in traffic accidents. In England, the figure is about 5,000. For every suicide, there may be up to 100 times more who are injured by non-fatal suicidal behaviours.

How can further deaths and injuries be prevented? How can we support people to choose life when something prevents them from seeing a way forward?

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safety. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is the foremost practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The ASIST programme has been continually updated since inception in 1983 by LivingWorks Education, a suicide intervention training company. The emphasis of the 2 day workshop is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. We also run a basic half day Suicide Prevention and Awareness workshop as an alternative to the 2 day training.

The next ASIST training will be held on dates to be announced.

Call 01732 744950 or email us if you want to book more than 4 places, or to discuss bringing the training to your organisation.


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