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LivingWorks Training Sessions

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Suicide Asist  - Intervention Skills Training

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. This 2-day workshop will provide participants with the necessary skills to help a person at risk of suicide.

The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, teachers, counselors, school support staff, youth workers, police and correctional staff, clergy and community volunteers.

ASIST workshop is held on two consecutive days between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and participants must attend both days.

The cost for the ASIST workshop is $203.40(HST included) per participant. Lunch not included.

ASIST Workshop Dates  
8:30 am - 4:30pm (both days) lunch breaks will be between 12:30 and 1:30pm
  •  dates to be determined





Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Tune-Up (Refresher)

Suicide Asist  - Intervention Skills Training

The ASIST Tune-Up applies to those individuals who have completed ASIST. The TUNE-UP Workshop is a half-day program which focuses on dispelling a few notions about suicide, on tuning up the suicide risk review and safe plan guide, the suicide intervention model as well as reviewing available resources.

Generally, ASIST TuneUp, training refresher, is suggested within three years of the initial ASIST workshop, with the full two-day ASIST workshop to be re-taken every five years.

The cost for the half-day workshop is $67.80 ($60.00 + HST).

ASIST Tune-Up Workshop Dates
    • date to be determined.



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Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

safeTALK is for everybody who wants to help prevent suicide; front line workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, youth (15 years and older), teachers, law enforcement.

Suicide prevention 

Friday September 7th, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CMHA Champlain East
329 Pitt St., Cornwall
Special rate: $33.90 (reg. $67.80)

Thank you for your interest, the September 7th session is fully booked.

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suicideTALK: An exploration in suicide awareness

suicideTALK is a session that invites interested community members to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question, "Should we talk about suicide?"

As a suicideTALK-informed session member, you will be better able to:

  • understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety;
  • appreciate how the steps taught in safeTALK can be used to help prevent suicide;
  • choose among ways to help protect, preserve and promote life in a suicide-safer community.


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