ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide intervention and safety planning. Learn to:
Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
This training is two days long, and will be offered on the following date;
Date: August 16- 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Pemberton Community Centre, 7390 Cottonwood St, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Note: You must attend all 16 hours of training to receive a certificate.
Fees: Special Pemberton Community Rate : $175/person (including all materials) +GST
Please note that this training requires minimum of 14 participants and maximum of 30 participants per session. CMHAVF reserves right to cancel the session if the minimum number participant is not met.
Talking about suicide can be difficult, however, more so if you have recently been impacted by a suicide attempt or death. We encourage you to take significant time for healing before attending a suicide intervention training.
For some this may be a number of months, and for others this could be a year or more. Only you know. Click here for a list of resources you may find useful.
If you have experienced a suicide death additional healing support is available at the BC Bereavement Helpline 1-877-779-223 or 604-738-9950 http://www.bcbereavementhelpline.com/ or the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, information and support for grief related to suicide,http://suicideprevention.ca/grieving/suicide-grief/.
You will be provided with a handbook for this session. Please bring a pen for you to take some notes. Please also dress comfortably for the training.
There will be 1 hour lunch break on both dates. Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase food nearby.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
Please refrain from wearing perfume or any other scented products when you come to the training so those who may be sensitive to fragrances can also attend the training.
Feel free to contact Sherry Waters for any questions or concerns.
Sherry Waters, MA.
Regional Coordinator, Community Gatekeeper Training
CMHA Vancouver-Fraser Branch
New Westminster Office
233- 610 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3C2
Tel: 604-516-8080 ext 325 / Cell: 604-649-0971