Just a link for anyone looking for information about Suicide First Aid Training as recommended by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly today.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as ‘suicide first-aid’ training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help persons at risk of suicide.
safeTALK is intended as “suicide alertness” training. safeTALK teaches community members to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources. It is designed for communities or organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus.