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Free ASIST Suicide Intervention Training Course

February 2, 2023 - February 3, 2023


NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service is holding two free commissioned courses on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training  (ASIST), taking place in-person on:

  • Course 1: Monday 16th January and Tuesday 17th January: BOOKING LINK
  • Course 2: Thursday 2nd February and Friday 3rd February: BOOKING LINK

Places are limited, and open to people living or working in Forth Valley. Attendance is required at both days of the course.

ASIST is a world-leading suicide intervention training programme, teaching participants how to provide a skilled intervention and develop a collaborative plan to keep someone safe and alive. The learning process includes trainer presentations and powerful videos to stimulate discussion, with extensive opportunities for skills practice; participants will be required to participate in the skills practice.

ASIST is a 2 day workshop suitable for those working in the community, voluntary, third or statutory sectors. For those who have previously undertaken learning through Ask, Tell workshops or Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid, ASIST aims to further develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in suicide intervention.

The course covers:

  • attitudes towards suicide
  • recognising suicidal thoughts
  • estimating suicide risk
  • suicide intervention model
  • resources and support

To book your place, please click on the relevant booking link above.

Alternatively, for further information, contact Fiona Macfarlane (Senior Health Promotion Officer), by email: fiona.macfarlane@nhs.scot

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February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023


NHS Forth Valley
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