The truth is, when we think about saving lives – we think about lifeguards rushing into save the drowning, or an ambulance rushing to the scene of a medical emergency.
Rarely do we think of the ordinary situation, with the ordinary person walking down the street being called into action in a crisis situation. The reality is that this can happen on any street, in any part of the world, to any person on any day.
At Harmless we deliver a very specific type of life saving training. We deliver Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
ASIST training enables an individual to be effective if they encounter someone that is suicidal. The training enables the individual to look at their own prejudices and skills in a way that promotes the confidence to know what to do and how to do it should you meet someone who is suicidal. This might mean for some professionals, the training equips that person to do their job more effectively, but it also might mean that for the ordinary person, on an ordinary day – they have the training they might need to save a life.
Suicide can affect all individuals, at any time in their life, but any time a person is contemplating ending their life, there is an opportunity for help and change as long as they get the right support. You could be that support.
For more information about our ASIST training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training coordinator and ASIST trainer) or a member of our training team.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Telephone: 0115 9348445
Details of our next ASIST training session:
Special Discounted Price of £150 per delegate.
Dates: Thursday 10th & Friday 11th December 2015.
Times: 9am until 5pm (both days).
Location: Harmless, NCVS Building, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB.
Resources, refreshments and lunch will be provided as part of the training package.
Please note: Attendance on both days of the workshop is mandatory