|ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Asist is a two-day training package and is the recognised best practice model in terms of suicide intervention skills training. Asist equips participants with the skills to intervene when suicide has been identified as a risk in individuals.
The programme aims to equip participants with the knowledge, ability and confidence to carry out suicide first aid intervention.
Participants will have the ability and confidence to:
Recognise the warning signs of suicidal behaviour
Ask about suicide
Help the person at risk of suicide contemplate the reasons for living and reasons for dying
Review the risk of suicide
Contract a “safe plan” with a person at risk of suicide
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Other Useful Contacts
AREA: HSE South (Cork, Kerry) Coordinator: Helena Cogan
Co-ordinator of Training and Support Services
Mental Health Resource Office
Contact: Agnes Cahill
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resource Office
Floor 4, Abbey Court House
021 492 3873
Bernie Carroll, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mulgrave Street, Limerick 061 461454 firstname.lastname@example.org