Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- 2 Day Interactive Workshop 10 & 11 April 2013
- Available Locations
Suicide deaths are now the cause of more than 20 percent of all deaths for males between 20 to 39 years and higher for younger women (ABS, 2006). Many of those deaths are preventable if someone is able to see the risks and confidently intervene. Thoughts of suicide can also be a problem for older people for whom life has lost a sense of meaning or who are dealing with loss of physical ability.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. It provides training to recognise the risks of suicide and to increase immediate safety. Endorsed by Lifeline Australia, the Living Works educational program is the main national suicide prevention program.
This Gold Coast workshop will be presented by accredited ASIST instructors Dr Ian Mavor from Hopewell, highly experienced in grief counselling and suicide prevention, and Margaret Plauschin, qualified in counselling and experienced ASIST instructor. This course is practical and even though the topic is a serious issue, we also have fun.
To register or for more information download the application form.
Rev Dr Ian Mavor OAM, Executive Director
P: (07) 5574 6853