Thursday, 3 May 2018

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

As you are most likely aware, the University has been offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to faculty and staff for the past decade. With increasing awareness of mental health, we have identified an opportunity to provide specific suicide intervention training for individuals who, as a result of their role, frequently interact with students, faculty and staff. Human Resource Services, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, are pleased to provide Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). The goal of the program is to enable one to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and referring individuals to qualified resources.

The ASIST program is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course and will be held on June 20 & 21, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Lister Conference Centre (Glacier Room). For our purposes, we have identified MHFA as a prerequisite that must be completed within the last 24 months. Similar to physical health first aid, it is recommended that you re-certify every 24 months.

For more information, please visit https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/health-wellbeing/mental-health/workshops-and-online-learning

To register, contact: org.health@ualberta.ca There is no cost to attend however a faculty/department speed code must be provided at the time of registration. The speed code will only be charged a $100.00 fee in the event of cancellation with less than 48 hours notice or failure to attend the training.