LivingWorks ASIST is a two day workshop where participants learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help.
Here's what participants had to say:
"A wonderful workshop to enable one to feel empowered about handling and preventing suicide.
I now have loads more confidence to speak with, listen to and assist a person who I feel may be at risk of suicide. I no longer have a fear of doing or saying the wrong thing."
"I feel very positive after attending this course. I feel the stigma of suicide has been lifted in my life and I feel able to help someone at risk of suicide."
"Loved it, the course had been highly recommended to me and I can understand why. I feel a lot more confident and relieved by this confidence. I feel it will be important for me professionally, and especially personally I’m glad to have done the training. An important skill set that more people should have."
"ASIST is a really great way to start the conversation about suicide and keep our communities safer. I feel a lot more confident to ask someone if they are thinking about suicide and help people keep safe for now while exploring their story and making a safety plan. Lifeline WA trainers Neal and Lisa delivered the training well and made everyone feel safe and confident to give things a go and learn."
"Wonderful course presented by two skilled facilitators. Respectful of group dynamics, skills and knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyed."
"The trainers were really professional in the way they delivered the workshop and their own knowledge of what they were talking about, and how they respected the people in the room. Wouldn’t change a thing."