Everyone has the potential to help prevent a suicide death
We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, including looking after ourselves and supporting each other, but it is only by working together that we can prevent suicide.
People who are experiencing suicidal thoughts may not be able to communicate their distress directly, and so warning signs may be missed or misinterpreted. And sometimes even when we know someone else is struggling, we hesitate to offer support because of worrying about saying the wrong thing or not knowing how to best help them.
Training in suicide prevention gives people the knowledge and skills to identify those who are at risk of suicide, provide them with immediate support, and connect them with services.
Whether you work in a health service, are simply a member of the community, or work in any other type of business, there is training that will help you feel confident to play your role in preventing suicides.
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Have you completed QPR Training and would like to learn more about how to support someone who may be at risk of suicide?
As part of the Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program, Wellways will be regularly running ASIST workshops to workplaces and community groups throughout the Murrumbidgee region. The training provides caregivers with skills and knowledge around how to connect with a person who may be at risk of suicide, understand the risk and link them to additional supports.
This interactive 15-hour workshop is delivered over two days by accredited trainers. Workshops can be delivered to 15-30 participants and are available to individuals aged 16 years and over.
There is no cost to attend the training.
To register your interest, please call 1300 111 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.wellways.org/our-services/creating-suicide-safe-communities for more info on the Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program
If you would like more information about ASIST please visit www.livingworks.com.au/programs/asist/