Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

The aim of ASIST is to help caregivers become ready, willing and able to provide emergency first-aid to persons at risk of suicidal behavior. During the two-day workshop, participants will examine their attitudes about suicide, learn how to effectively recognize and estimate the risk of suicide, and develop new and/or reinforce existing intervention skills.

ASIST is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention skills training in the world.

The workshop prepares caregivers to competently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. Caregivers master suicide first aid for reasons similar to those for learning CPR heart saver or basic physical first aid. Advanced skills can then be layered on with ASIST providing a common foundation.

A certificate is given to all participants who complete the full workshop.

Location: Fredericton

Time: 2 days, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost: $200.00 for the general population and $150.00 student rate. 


Preregistration is mandatory

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Strengthening Families Together

The "Strengthening Families Together" program of the Schizophrenia Society grew out of the strong belief that Canadian families have a right to consistent educational information on serious mental illnesses regardless of where they reside. This national education program is for family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. It aims at increasing accessibility to Canadian-based information and is offered at no cost.

Facilitation Manuals and Participant Handouts include information on each of the following topics: understanding mental illness, learning about causes and treatment options, and providing information on the mental health system.

The topics for the sessions:

  • Introduction to SFT and Overview of mental health/illness
  • Psychotic disorders: causes and treatment
  • Mood and anxiety disorders - causes and treatment
  • Coping as a family
  • Recovery
  • Advocacy & understanding the mental health system

Throughout the program there will be guest speakers chosen to present a topic in their area of expertise corresponding to topics of the group sessions.

Sessions are held in the spring and fall. To register, please call us at 458-1803.

Presentations on the Following Topics are Available

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Mental Health and the workplace
  • Overview of Mental illness
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Self Esteem

For further information on these workshops contact us. In most instances programs can be tailored to your needs.

Contact Us

Victoria Health Center
65 Brunswick Street, Suite 292
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1G5

Telephone: 506-458-1803

Fax: 506-443-9001