ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

October 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: BMO Centre- 295 Rectory St, London ON
ASIST is a two-day, interactive skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk.
As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:
-identify people who have thoughts of suicide
understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
-seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
-review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior for an agreed amount of time
-follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed
**PLEASE NOTE- COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS**
The BMO Centre requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of double vaccination is required to enter the BMO Centre. A facemask must be worn to enter the BMO Centre.
The Canteen at the BMO Centre will be open for lunch on both October 30th and October 31st. You may purchase food here, or purchase food offsite. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the BMO Centre. Coffee and tea will be provided.
For more information or details, please email us at info@lmspc.ca

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