ASIST : Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2-day training)

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ASIST : Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2-day training)

Interactive and practical workshop designed to equip you with the skills to feel comfortable supporting someone at risk of suicide.

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Canadian Mental Health Association 700 Lawrence Avenue West #480 Toronto, ON M6A 3B4 Canada

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About this event

About the Workshop

ASIST is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviors. Suitable for all persons in positions of trust: health professionals, social service workers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, and community volunteers. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide.

To receive your ASIST certificate, participants must complete 14 hours of training over the course of two consecutive days.

Learning Goals

Over the course of your two-day workshop, ASIST participants will learn to:

• Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions

• Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs

• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it

• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large

• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

COVID Protocols

Due to the on-going COVID pandemic, CMHA Toronto’s response is mandatory masking at our facilities and maintaining social distancing. All participants will be required to complete a screener questionnaire and provide information for tracing purposes upon arrival to their workshop.

CMHA Toronto Cancellation Policy

CMHA Toronto reserves the right to cancel or postpone workshops due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. CMHA Toronto reserves the right to cancel or postpone workshops due to public health recommendations related to a public health concern that limit our ability to safely deliver our workshops and/or program(s). If a workshop is cancelled, you may transfer to another workshop or receive a full refund. Refunds will only be provided in the event a workshop has been cancelled by CMHA Toronto.

If your plans change after you have registered you may:

1. Designate a substitute to attend in your place, at no extra cost. Please notify us of the name of the person attending as soon as possible prior to the workshop date for which you registered. This will allow us to correct our records and avoid confusion at check-in.

2. Transfer to another workshop, provided that you notify us by e-mail ( at least 5 business days prior to the training date for which you have registered. A $20 administration fee will apply and is payable at the time of the transfer request. We will not consider requests to transfer less than 5 business days prior to a workshop date.

3. Timekeeping/Punctuality, it is very important that our instructors start workshops on time. Thus, instructors are free to close admittance to workshops 30 minutes or at their discretion after starting. Late arrivals may not be admitted and may not be entitled to certification.

If you fail to attend your scheduled workshop without required notification, as outlined above, your fee will be forfeited.