ASIST Nottingham Another 13 participants have successfully completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at Forever Green, Mansfield.

Based in Ransom Wood on the edge of Sherwood Forest, Forever Green specialises in hosting functions for all occasions making it the ideal setting for the training.

The participants who completed ASIST were made up of counsellors, volunteers, housing association representatives as well members of Nottinghamshire County Council.

ASIST is a two day suicide first aid interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions.

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The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe.

ASIST is approved by the World Health Organisation with over 1 million people worldwide successfully completing the course.

The course was facilitated by external trainer Nick Brown and our Talking Therapies Manager, Sue Vincent who believes ASIST is a hugely beneficial workshop for anybody who completes it.

She said: “The ASIST course gives participants a greater understanding around suicide and everyone who completes the training comes off the course a better person.

“The training also gives participants confidence and more importantly the ability to feel ready, willing and able to help prevent someone from taking their own life.”

Project Coordinator at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Stevie Hall was one of the participants on the ASIST course and echo’s Sue’s thoughts.

She said: “The course was incredibly engaging and interactive with great opportunities to share best practice with others in similar lines of work.

“It is the only course I have attended where I have learned as much from the participants as I have from the course leaders.

“ASIST is superb as it can help anyone no matter their job role, status or age and is a course I would highly recommend.”

To find out more about ASIST please contact us on 0121 565 5605.