Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day suicide intervention workshop presented by certified trainers, usually twice annually. The ASIST workshop is designed to increase caregivers’ knowledge, comfort level and confidence in responding to a person at risk of suicide. Developed by LivingWorks Education, it is the most widely used, acclaimed and researched training of its kind in the world.
For more information on ASIST please click HERE.
Next ASIST is being offered on April 24-25. Click HERE to download registration form.
We have partnered with Island First Aid Services to delivery this course.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.
The next Mental Health First Aid 2-day workshop will be held on April 9th and 10th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at 14 Myrtle Street in Stratford, PEI. This workshop is targeted to adults who work with youth (14-25) and helps participants:
- recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- provide initial help
- guide a person towards appropriate professional help
Cost of the workshop is $200 + tax/person and includes snacks and materials. Lunch is not provided. For more information please call Les Wagner at (902) 436-7399 or (902) 853-4180. Registration can be completed at https://islandfirstaid.ca.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
For more information, or to inquire about training schedules, please call (902) 628-3651.
‘suicide to Hope: A Recovery and Growth Workshop’ is a one-day workshop designed for clinicians and other professional caregivers who work with persons recently at risk and currently safe from suicide. This work is done on a longer-term basis and beyond the suicide first-aid emergency situation. s2H provides tools to help caregivers and persons with experiences of suicide to work together to develop achievable and significant recovery and growth goals. s2H assumes that participants already have some familiarity with suicide prevention and intervention techniques. LivingWorks’ two-day ASIST workshop is recommended as one way to learn the suicide intervention skills that are necessary for using suicide to Hope’s tools. The skills learned in the suicide to Hope workshop are designed to build upon this existing intervention knowledge and experience, and are applicable to caregivers in a wide variety of professional disciplines.
For more about s2H please read suicide-to-hope-information-sheet
The Canadian Mental Health Association/PEI Division (CMHA/PEI) is hosting a ‘suicide to Hope’ Workshop on June 19th in Charlottetown for a reduced price of $150. Click HERE to download the registration form.