Rochdale and District Mind

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Every year more people die by completing suicide than from all the armed conflicts around the world and, in many places, than those dying in traffic accidents. As many as 6% of the population worldwide have serious thoughts of suicide each year. The figures for Rochdale show on average 20 deaths each year, with those aged 35-49 having the highest suicide rates. How can further deaths and injuries be prevented? How can we support people to choose life when something prevents them from seeing a ways forward?

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice dominated course designed to teach suicide first aid to help a person at risk stay safe, and seek further help as needed.

ASIST poster & information here

SuicideTALK Training

SuicideTALK is a maximum two hour awareness session that is aimed at all members of the community. Its goal is to make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.

SuicideTALK is structured by and organised around the question "Should we talk about suicide"? 

By looking at this question in a number of ways, participants may discover some of their beliefs and ideas about suicide and those of their community. Participants also examine the range of things they can do to help prevent suicide. 

During this session ways to help a person at risk are discussed.  The pain of those touched by suicide is acknowledged.  it helps participants clarify their beliefs, therby creating a strong foundation for future suicide prevention work.

Suicide Talk information here

For further information, please contact Penny Strickett on:
Telephone:   01706 752334

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