All island evaluation of applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST) summary report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221314
Title:
All island evaluation of applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST) summary report
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE); National Office of Suicide Prevention; Public Health Agency UK
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221314
Additional Links:
http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In response to the high number of suicides and cases of self-harm in recent years in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, each jurisdiction developed national strategies for action: • Reach out: national strategy for action on suicide prevention (Republic of Ireland) was launched in September 2005 (www nosp ie) 3 • Protect life: a shared vision. The Northern Ireland suicide prevention strategy and action plan was launched in October 2006 (www dhsspsni gov uk) 4 An all-island action plan on suicide prevention was developed in 2007 in conjunction with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) in Northern Ireland and NOSP in the Republic. The plan contains a rolling programme of actions designed to take forward issues of mutual interest One of the key issues in the action plan is acknowledgement of the need for greater cooperation in relation to the development and evaluation of suicide prevention-related training programmes across the island. This is because the strategies in each jurisdiction highlight that there is limited evidence available in relation to interventions that are effective in reducing the risk of self-harm and suicide, although the education and training of community gatekeepers has shown promising results. Given the already widespread roll-out of a suicide intervention programme, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), across the island, it was considered important that this work was evaluated regionally as a matter of priority. The PHA designed and implemented an evaluation framework on behalf of the DHSSPS and NOSP. This report provides a summary of findings drawn from a number of pieces of work used to inform the evaluation, including a survey of trainers and pre- and post-training surveys with participants. Deloitte also conducted a wide ranging qualitative consultation with trainers, stakeholders and policy makers across the island of Ireland and carried out an examination of costs and efficiencies.
Keywords:
SUICIDE; SUICIDE PREVENTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNational Office of Suicide Preventionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPublic Health Agency UKen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T08:28:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-01T08:28:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221314-
dc.descriptionIn response to the high number of suicides and cases of self-harm in recent years in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, each jurisdiction developed national strategies for action: • Reach out: national strategy for action on suicide prevention (Republic of Ireland) was launched in September 2005 (www nosp ie) 3 • Protect life: a shared vision. The Northern Ireland suicide prevention strategy and action plan was launched in October 2006 (www dhsspsni gov uk) 4 An all-island action plan on suicide prevention was developed in 2007 in conjunction with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) in Northern Ireland and NOSP in the Republic. The plan contains a rolling programme of actions designed to take forward issues of mutual interest One of the key issues in the action plan is acknowledgement of the need for greater cooperation in relation to the development and evaluation of suicide prevention-related training programmes across the island. This is because the strategies in each jurisdiction highlight that there is limited evidence available in relation to interventions that are effective in reducing the risk of self-harm and suicide, although the education and training of community gatekeepers has shown promising results. Given the already widespread roll-out of a suicide intervention programme, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), across the island, it was considered important that this work was evaluated regionally as a matter of priority. The PHA designed and implemented an evaluation framework on behalf of the DHSSPS and NOSP. This report provides a summary of findings drawn from a number of pieces of work used to inform the evaluation, including a survey of trainers and pre- and post-training surveys with participants. Deloitte also conducted a wide ranging qualitative consultation with trainers, stakeholders and policy makers across the island of Ireland and carried out an examination of costs and efficiencies.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.publichealth.hscni.net/en_GB
dc.subjectSUICIDEen_GB
dc.subjectSUICIDE PREVENTIONen_GB
dc.titleAll island evaluation of applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST) summary reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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