ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Training for LGBTIQ Communities

ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Training for LGBTIQ Communities
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From Mon 8 June 2020 to Tue 9 June 2020
From Monday 8 June 2020 to Tuesday 9 June 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This free ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is being held specifically for LGBTIQ people or those who provide support to LGBTIQ communities who are wanting to learn more about how to apply a suicide intervention model.

In this training you will learn:

  • How to recognise the signs of suicide,
  • How to talk to someone about suicide,
  • How to action an intervention or support someone in crisis, and,
  • How to connect someone to support services.

This training is suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to support a person who is suicidal or in crisis. Participants must be aged 18 or over.

Learn more about ASIST here http://www.livingworks.com.au/programs/asist/

Workshop trainers will be LGBTIQ people who were trained as ASIST trainers last year through the Brisbane North PHN National Suicide Prevention Trail, who will be supported by experienced and skilled ASIST LivingWorks trainers.

Training costs are being covered by QuAC under the Planning for Wellbeing: North Brisbane Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Regional Plan, and include registration fees, workshop materials and catering. Please note we cannot reimburse your time or cover wages for staff to attend this training.

While this training is free for participants, to reserve a position a $50 deposit will be required that will be refunded in full upon attendance at the training (Full cost of this training is normally $360). Non-attendance will result in a forfeiting of your deposit.

Please note: this training is delivered over 2 days. Attendance at both days in full is required to receive accreditation.

Clarification of Training Content

To clarify and to ensure that expectations are met, this training will deliver the standard ASIST 11 program version, not an LGBTIQ content adaptation of ASIST. Information about the ASIST 11 program content can be found here: http://www.livingworks.com.au/programs/asist/

However, we know that LGBTIQ people may not feel comfortable attending a generic learning environment where they may encounter stigma, the delivery of this workshop is being designed specifically to support the accessibility, safety and inclusion for LGBTIQ people that will support their learning of suicide intervention skills.

If you would like information about this workshop will provide a safe learning environment for LGBTIQ communities, please contact Sally Morris on smorris@quac.org.au

Also, this workshop will not contain any additional content for participants to learn about LGBTIQ communities or providing LGBTIQ inclusive services.
You can inquire about LGBTIQ awareness and inclusive practice training here: https://quac.org.au/programs/training-consulting/

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