ASIST training: can you help in the fight against suicide?

Course in Roscommon this week  Roscommon Lions Club, HSE West and Aware have teamed up again to host a number of ASIST training courses in the county as part of the Lions Club’s ongoing Suicide Awareness campaign.    ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – is run over two days and the acclaimed training course has already been undertaken by a large number of people in County Roscommon as part of the Roscommon Lions Club initiative.    The next ASIST training in Roscommon takes place on this Thursday and Friday, April 12 th and 13 th , in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. 24 people from various walks of life in the local community will partake in the course which will be conducted by professional Aware trainees.    At the time of going to press there are a small number of vacant places. Enquiries to Mary O’Sullivan (HSE West) on 087-6858023 or to Paul Healy on 086-8054227.     Further ASIST training courses are planned for other locations in the county. A two-day course is planned for Castlerea in May (Friday, 25 th and Saturday 26 th ) while courses will take place in Ballaghaderreen and South Roscommon in the autumn (dates to follow in local press).    Roscommon Lions Club, HSE West and Aware are now inviting interest from members of the public who would like to partake in ASIST courses in Castlerea, Ballaghaderreen and South Roscommon. Please contact Mary O’Sullivan (HSE West) on 087-6858023, Paul Healy on 086-8054227 or any Roscommon Lions Club member.