Suicide prevention

ASIST 2 day suicide intervention workshop in Blackpool

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a comprehensive 2 day course which enables the delegate to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide.

Developed by LivingWorks in Canada and delivered world-wide to over 1 million people, it is an interactive and practical course proven to help care givers learn how to identify risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and recommended in the National Suicide Strategy, ASIST is a standardised, certified programme teaching a robust model of suicide intervention with 6 easy-to-remember steps.

ASIST supports the National Service Framework (NSF) Standard 7, which looks at suicide prevention.

ASIST allows the safe exploration of attitudes and experiences, considers various myths about suicide, builds relationships within teams, addresses needs of different client groups and access provides a shared model of suicide intervention.

Training outcomes include:

  • The identification of people having thoughts of suicide
  • Reach an understanding of the reasons for a person’s suicidal thoughts and their reasons for wanting to live
  • Review immediate risk and develop a plan to increase safety
  • Follow up on all safety commitments
  • Access further help as required

ASIST is suitable for everyone including:

  • Community members
  • Mental health professionals
  • Nurses
  • Managers
  • Teachers
  • Counsellors
  • Youth workers
  • Emergency service personnel
  • Prison officers
  • Armed forces
  • Faith leaders

No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary. 

Please be aware that active participation by all delegates will be required as part of the training.

Course dates

Remaining dates:

  • 15 to 16 February 2018 (Limited places remaining)

ASIST course application form [PDF 164 KB]

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