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Every day, 13 men and four women die by Suicide in the UK…thats 0ver 6000 per year…


Suicide is a major issue and it's increasing and when someone takes their own life, the effect on the family, friends and our communities is devastating – An immeasurable impact. 



ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, Volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. 



On the day of her telling me that she wished to end her life, we managed from not wanting to tell anyone, to agreeing a safe plan for the next 24hrs until we got everyone on board. (Teacher)




Expert Master Level Trainers from Common Unity and Associates are offering a limited number of places on this World Health Organisation endorsed and internationally renowned ASIST training course in Birmingham. 


My ASIST training (2014) with Terry and Caron from Forward For Life and Common Unity helped me to say the right things, to agree a safe plan to which she agreed and to signpost more help. She came to me as a friend and mentor and I thank god I had the ASIST training to help her.  (College Tutor)


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trains frontline staff in early intervention and is the most widely trained suicide prevention programme in the world.


The 14-hour workshop held over two days teaches participants to connect, understand and assist people who may be at risk of suicide and is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and prison staff, school support staff, clergy, community volunteers, and those training to undertake these roles.



“If I had not had the ASIST training (2014) with Forward For Life and Common Unity I would not have had the confidence to give support to two people." (Employee Consultant)



ASIST is underpinned by the idea that many people who are thinking about suicide will find some way to signal their intent. The workshops provide training in suicide intervention and are designed to help a person become more ready, willing, and able to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.


DATE: 27th and 28th November 2017
Location: Birmingham 
Cost: £150 Per Delegate (Early Bird Rate) – £165 standard price applies from November 1st 2017


More information about this training can also be found at the Forward For Life Training page.


If you have any questions regarding any aspect of this training or wish to discuss alternative ways to book a place on this course, then please feel free to contact Forward For Life direct by email or by calling them direct on 07585776800.



"Without the training received, suicide would have continued to be a subject that we as a team felt was taboo – but now we have the confidence to ask questions and give support.” (Company Director)  



"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was delivered in a sensitive way. I learned a lot and I will take it back to my team. Thankyou!" "Refreshing course which will no doubt assist in my current role and enhance my personal skills. Should be more widely available to communities to assist with prevention."
"This has been a brilliant 2 days course it will be so helpful in my work and a technique I can give to my support workers. Thank you." "A huge thankyou to all the trainers. Good clarity on a very difficult subject."
"The course was very real because in real life these incidents do exist and we need to be aware of these situations before we end up going to funerals." "The course was excellent in every respect and I am leaving having acquired a new dimension in my pastoral care."
"I really enjoyed the training. It reinforced listening skills, paraphrasing and reflection. Thankyou for adding to my life skills." smiley "Fantastic. Well delivered. Highly practical. Will recommend that other members of staff attend this training if possible."
"I really enjoyed the training, it was informative and I work better seeing things and it was great. The trainers were fantastic! smiley" "Hard and emotionally draining, but very worthwhile. Delivered in a professional and structured way."


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