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      November 14, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

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      Dudley, West Midlands

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      ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) in Dudley

      We are more likely to come across someone who is having thoughts of suicide than we are to meet someone having a heart attack, yet we are rarely taught essential life-saving suicide first aid skills. Would you know what to do to help? The World Health Organisation state that more people die from suicide than from all the world’s conflicts, wars and natural disasters combined: every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the world dies by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK, and is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. Suicide is an international crisis. The stigma associated with suicide, and talking about death, often means suicide is a silent tragedy. Yet, many suicides are preventable. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): 14th and 15th November, 2019 ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid - the world’s leading suicide intervention skills training. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. ASIST Makes a Difference As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide. ASIST is proven to reduce suicidality for those at risk. Goals and Objectives During the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to: • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including self-care ASIST Trainers The ASIST workshop is facilitated by two registered and experienced ASIST Master Trainers, who have delivered ASIST workshops extensively across England to over 1,500 participants. The trainers are also experienced mental health professionals, who have worked in suicide prevention for a number of years, and are both therapists registered with HCPC, BADth and BACP. ASIST Participants ASIST is for anyone aged 16 or over. Over 1.5 million people have taken an ASIST workshop worldwide. People can (and do) use suicide first-aid in many settings: with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as their professional roles. Many organisations have incorporated ASIST into professional development for their employees. Its widespread use in various communities creates a common language to enable us all to talk about suicide. The ASIST Workshop ASIST is based on adult learning principles. Valuing participants’ contributions and experiences, it encourages them to take an active role in the learning process. The workshop uses the most up to date version of ASIST (v11.1). ASIST has been evolving with updated editions since 1983 for continued growth and improvement. The two-day workshop starts at 9:00am each day, and concludes no later than 5:00pm both days. It is essential that participants attend for the whole two-days in order to receive their certificate. CostPlaces are competitively priced at £150 per person, which includes a workbook, resources, certificate, and refreshments. Lunch is not provided. Eventbrite may charge additional booking fees. Payment is required at least 2 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation FeesCancellation 3 weeks prior to the workshop: 50% Cancellation 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 75% Cancellation 1 week prior to the workshop: 100%Participant substitutions can be made with prior agreement and upon completion of a new booking form. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if a minimum number of participants is not confirmed. This is to ensure participants have the best possible training experience – very small groups do not allow for this. In the case of cancellation by us full refunds will be arranged. Please NoteASIST is not therapy – it is adult learning. However, as many of us have been touched by suicide, an ASIST workshop can be an emotive experience. ASIST Trainers are ready, willing and able to support participants wholeheartedly through the workshop, however we ask that you consider in advance whether this is the right time for you to take the workshop. For example, now might not be the best time for you if you are recently bereaved. We encourage participants to self-care even before arriving at the workshop. If you have any questions or concerns please do get in touch for a chat – we can also signpost you to sources of support. For more information contact:

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