ASIST Training for our Team

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November 26, 2019
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Lee Tobin and Sophie Carmody have successfully completed the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) with the Pete’s Dragon charity.

This was a two day course where Lee and Sophie learnt to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Listen to the story of a person at risk and recognise turning points that connect that person to life, and
  • Conduct a safety assessment, develop a safe-plan and confirm the safety actions to be done

This was fantastic course that brought together a variety of business sectors. Sophie and I felt this was incredibly beneficial and has given us the confidence to, hopefully, be able to intervene and help someone if it is ever needed.