The goal of NEED2 is to create a suicide-safer community within South Vancouver Island. NEED2 provides various training workshops aimed at strengthening community capacity to respond in cases of mental health crisis and suicidal ideation. We welcome individuals from all professional backgrounds and experience to participate in our workshops. These training programs develop the awareness, skills, and knowledge that provide participants with the skills and confidence to support a person with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their safety.
We currently offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and SafeTALK.
For more information regarding upcoming training dates or how to book a private workshop for a group/organization please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers and community members to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers can gain the skills and knowledge to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their safety.asist
safeTALK is a 3-4 hour training that can be taken by anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training. This workshop prepares participants to become a suicide-alert helper. Participants are trained to recognize potential signs a person may have thoughts of suicide; how to confidently ask a person if they are having thoughts of suicide; and steps to connect the person with thoughts of suicide to support.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling. Through their words and actions, suicide alert helpers invite a person with thoughts of suicide assistance to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize a person with thoughts of suicide’s invitations and take action by connecting them to life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.safetalk