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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: ASIST

ASIST provides Suicide First Aid skills to anyone who investous website may come into contact with a person at risk. It gives an introduction to the most widely used Suicide Intervention Model in the world, a model which is applicable in all situations requiring help.

ASIST training was brought into Cornwall and Isles of Scilly in 2009 as part of investous trading a wider strategy to prevent suicides, and in response to requests for training in how to assess risk and how to talk about suicide. Read more about ASIST.

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ASIST is a two day course costing £25.

The course uses small and large groups, and requires active participation by the participants.

Flexible teaching styles, simulation exercises, learning aids and audiovisual materials encourage a high level of participation. Two highly acclaimed award winning videos are used exclusively in the course.
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Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall only.

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Next course dates

Chy Trevail
St John's Hall
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If you're feeling suicidal

Most importantly, please talk to someone about how you feel.  Talking can ease the mental and emotional pain you may be experiencing.

If you're not able to talk to someone you know then you could contact your GP or the Samaritans on 01872 277277.

You can also click on this resource list to see if there is any service that could help you at this time.

But please don't be to someone, now.