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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST 11) 2day - Gympie - PHN

ASIST workshops proudly funded and supported by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network

About this Event

We are pleased to offer tickets to these workshops at NO COST to participants. Your enrolment is proudly funded and supported by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. Tickets to ASIST are usually $449 per person.

Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference.

Attend the award-winning ASIST workshop and learn to:

  • recognize people at risk of suicide,
  • talk to them, hear their stories, and understand their situations, then
  • help them stay safe with a life-affirming intervention.

The two-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop is open to anyone 16 or older. Widely used by both professionals and the general public, ASIST offers something to every participant, no matter how experienced.

A certificate of attendance will be issued. Participants must complete the entire 2 days' training in full. It is important that no content be missed. It is strongly recommended to clear other commitments for the training day in advance.

Why take ASIST?

LIFE-SAVING: Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By giving participants the skills to help friends, family members, colleagues, and clients stay alive, ASIST supports suicide-safer communities.

TRUSTED: ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Over 100,000 people attend ASIST each year in more than 30 countries.

ENGAGING: ASIST is a dynamic, hands-on workshop that uses adult learning principles. It includes presentations, discussions, and audiovisuals, plus simulations to practice intervention skills.

PROVEN: ASIST works. A major 2013 study showed that the ASIST intervention process significantly reduces thoughts of suicide and helps people at risk feel more hopeful about living.

COST-EFFECTIVE: A 2015 RAND Corporation study found that for every $1 spent on the ASIST program in California, the state government would save $50 in medical expenses and associated costs.

COVID SAFE WORKSHOPS: At Lifeline Training, we are serious about the health and safety of our trainers and participants. Through employing the below procedures, we are committed to hosting our training in a COVID safe environment:

* Our staff and trainers are strictly directed to stay home if they are unwell/ to go home immediately if they become unwell whilst at work. It is organisational procedure that staff is tested if they have COVID symptoms and must not return to work until cleared with a negative test.

*Ensuring there is space for 1.5m between our participants and trainers. All training components and exercises are structured to ensure that no contact training takes place. This also includes the registration and sign-in process on the day.

*Ensuring that our participant numbers are capped to allow for a minimum of 4 square metres per person in the room

*Hand sanitisers available on site

*Individual pens and workbooks for all participants

*No shared food offerings

If any of the below apply to you, you must NOT attend the workshop:

* If you are unwell or have any cold, flu, or COVID symptoms

*If you've returned from a hotspot within the last 14 days

*If you have had contact with a confirmed COVID case in the last 14 days

*If you have a confirmed case of COVID

Should any of the above prevent you from attending, please contact us at your earliest opportunity to organise alternative arrangements.

Please note: By enrolling in and attending this workshop, you agree that the details you share with us (including your name, organisation and phone/email, and any written feedback you provide us with) will also be shared with the PHN. The PHN may share this information with the locally appointed suicide prevention Coordinators for the purpose of follow up and/or future education or networking opportunities by the PHN and local suicide prevention networks.