BAVO trains 20 people to help communities become 'suicide safer'

Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO), one of the leading training providers in Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST) across Wales, recently ’upskilled’ 20 more community members to help ensure we have suicide safer communities.  

A BAVO spokeswoman said:?“ASIST is a two-day suicide ‘first aid’ workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide.

“Over a million people around the world have participated in this award-winning programme and nearly 2,500 were trained by BAVO.

BAVO’s chief executive officer Heidi Bennett said: “Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. Often these people considering suicide share their distress and their intent, but very discreetly. 

“ASIST training will help you see and respond to these invitations for help, give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safety and provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk.”

If you would like to find out more about BAVO’s courses call BAVO on 01656 810400.

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