Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.
Become better prepared to:
Recognise when someone may be thinking of suicide;
Respond in ways that clarify and address suicide risk;
Understand why suicide thoughts are present;
Work together to review risk and increase safety; and
Facilitate links with further help.
Any one of us could face a situation where suicide first aid is needed. ASIST applies in everyday situations with family, friends, co-workers or teammates and in professional roles or volunteering.
In ASIST you will:
Discuss suicide risk and safety openly and directly;
Consider how attitudes and experiences affect helping;
Learn and apply a model for suicide first aid intervention; and
Share ways to care for and support yourself as a helper.
There is limited street parking
Wynyard Train Station
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
If you have any specific dietary requirements please provide during registration.
All materials for the course are provided.
It would be appreciated if you could arrive at 8:15am each morning for a prompt start. The course finishes each day at 4.30pm.
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Mates in Construction NSW Ltd
MATES in Construction is a community development organisation aimed at reducing suicide and improving mental health and wellbeing within the Australian Construction industry.
Established in Queensland in 2008, MATES in Construction is a federation of independent industry based MATES in Construction organisations in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
MATES in Construction was established to implement the recommendations of a major report on suicide [the AISRAP Report] within the Queensland Commercial Building and Construction Industry which found that suicide rates in the industry was higher than the Australian average for men, and that youth suicide within the industry could be as much as 2.38 times common than amongst other young Australian men.
MATES in Construction is all about MATES helping MATES – MATES in Construction is an industry led approach to an industry problem.