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SMILE Counselling

A two-day skill building workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide first-aid interventions.

ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. The workshop helps participants recognise what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get help.

As an ASIST trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living

Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour

Follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

Recognise invitations for help

Reach out and offer support

Apply a suicide intervention model

Link people with community resources

ASIST is for everyone (over the age of 18) and can help both professionals and members of the community such as ; emergency service workers, counsellors, teachers, ministers, mental health staff, workers in health, welfare and justice, parents/relatives and community volunteers.

09:00, 7 November to 8 November 2022
Declan Harrigan
Health & social care
Attendance type
In-person only
Donaldson's School, Preston Road, Linlithgow