ASIST and safeTALK
Both our ASIST and safeTALK trainings have been developed specifically for the LGBTI community by the LGBTI community and offer a safe, inclusive space for participants to learn how to better respond to people with thoughts of suicide and provide support.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide life-assisting suicide first-aid intervention using the Pathway for Asisting Life (PAL) model.
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide,
- Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions,
- Listen to the story of the person with thoughts of suicide and recognise turning points that connect a person to life, and
- Conduct a safety assessment, develop a safeplan and confirm the safety actions to be done.
safeTALK ‘Suicide Alertness for Everybody’ is a four hour training that prepares participants to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and connect them to intervention resources.
- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide,
- Recognise people who have thoughts of suicide, and
- Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first-aid intervention caregiver.