ASISTSuicide Intervention Training
FOCUS: Suicide intervention training
DURATION: Two days (15 hours)
PARTICIPANTS: Anyone 16 years or older
TRAINERS: Two trainers per 15-30 participants
COST: $400 plus GST per participant (tailored packages available for workplaces or groups of 15 or more)
What is included?
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, apply a suicide first-aid intervention model and respond in ways that helps to increase their immediate safety and link them to further help.
Virtually anyone aged 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver and learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. Professionals, workplaces, as well as members of the community have all found great value in ASIST training.
Lifeline South Coast offers a range of options for people wanting to train in ASIST. Please view our training calendar for upcoming ASIST dates. Or we can arrange to come to your workplace to train larger groups.
Please get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss your training needs – email@example.com
Accidental Counsellor Foundations
The Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop is a full-day program which will provide you with necessary skills and tools to be able to step into the shoes of an Accidental Counsellor momentarily. You will learn to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to people in crisis or distress.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
safeTALK is a half-day (3-4 hour) presentation aimed at increasing suicide alertness. This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked..
Since 2007, Lifeline has been delivering DV-alert (previously known as DiVeRT) in different parts of Australia including remote and rural locations. Since it was first developed, DV-alert has expanded to wider range of audiences to provide a more tailored approach that recognises the complexities of domestic and family violence as an issue.
Mental Health First Aid
Over 3 million trained – will you be next? We are working towards a world where everyone has the first aid skills to support people with mental health problems. Completing an MHFA Course will help you develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14
If life is in danger, call 000