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Suicide Prevention Skills Workshop Whangarei 4-5 April 2013

ASIST Training Whangarei 

Venue: Pat Irvine Lounge- St Johns Church Centre, 149 Kamo Road, Whangarei.
Date/Time: April 4-5, 2013 from 8:30 am.

Lifeline Aotearoa’s Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), is a two-day intensive, interactive and practical course designed to help community members:

  • Recognise suicidal signs through changes in behaviour
  • Confidently raise the issue of suicide
  • Know what to say and assess risk and safety needs
  • Know where to access further support and other professional assistance

The workshop is for all caregivers & Kaiawhina, any person in a position of trust. This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists,teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers.

Price: $340 (including GST) for the two day course (includes materials and refreshments).

A limited number of places are available at a subsidised rate for people from Maori/Pacific Island organisations, Students, or NGO organisations. For eligibility, contact Lifeline.

Dates/Times: (Participation in the full Two days is essential).
Thursday April 4th- 8.30am – 5pm.
Friday April 5th – 9am – 5pm.
Please Note: The workshop commences at 8.30am on the first day with a Whakatau/Karakia.

More info about ASSIST Training online here!

Suicide helpline hours extended

The 0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 656) suicide help-line has now extended its hours of operation.

From February 21st 2012 Lifeline Aotearoa’s national suicide helpline will operate from 12 midday to 12 midnight 7 days a week!

Call 0508 TAUTOKO if you are having suicidal thoughts or feelings of any kind – they can help you get through the moment and direct you to further support.