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(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

“This is the best training I have been on. it provided a framework which I hoped for, that made sense. There was no ‘cheese’ everything was considerate, eye opening and respectful. My confidence has grown and I feel very positive about my experience.”

ASIST is developed by the World Leaders of suicide prevention training – LivingWorks Education. It is the best suicide intervention skills training you can attend. Read some of our feedback here.

ASIST is a suicide intervention training course that not only teaches the theory and practice of being suicide alert and how to conduct a full suicide intervention with follow-up. But provides multiple opportunities for participants to put learning into practice. This is an active learning experience which sets ASIST aside from other shorter theory based courses.

Course content

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn and practice how to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk of suicide in ways that meet their individual safety needs.
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.

Following the course

Participants will be a recognised ‘suicide “first aider”or “Life Assisting Caregiver”, ready, willing and able to save lives. 

This course is the first suicide prevention training to be registered onto the National Registry of Evidence based Programmes and Practices in the UK and is taught on an international level. It is considered the gold standard of suicide intervention training.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance provided they have been present in all 15 hours of the course and actively participated.

Further information, pricing & availability

Please contact us to discuss how our training can best help you and to find out more about this and other courses.

After attending ASIST training, 99% of participants felt prepared to help a purpose thinking of suicide, compared with just 31% before the training.
After attending ASIST training, 100% of participants would ask a person directly if they were thinking of suicide, compared with just 34% before the training.
After attending ASIST training, 100% of participants would do an intervention with someone thinking about suicide, compared with just 37% before the training.

ASIST Testimonials & feedback

Best thing I have ever done. Most valuable course and skills that I will take away with me for life. thank you so much.

ASIST Participant

Thank you so much, it’s made such a huge difference to how I believe I can deal with suicide. It’s a game changer.

ASIST Participant

ASIST has been incredibly helpful in providing a model and practical clear instruction on how to deal with a situation in which the persons contemplating suicide. It will inform my work and personal interactions around suicide going forwards completely

ASIST Participant

Help and Support with Thoughts of Suicide

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, there are a number of helplines you can contact including:

HOPELineUK : 0800 068 4141

Shout Crisis Text service : Text 85258

Samaritans 116123

Visit our Help and Advice page for more information and support.

Associated courses

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2 days

This two-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks safeTALK workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks safeTALK during the first half-day, then you’ll learn how to bring the training to life.

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Responding to Suicide Risk in the Workplace

1 day

Find out how to better support and your colleagues: What to look out for, how to intervene, keeping safe whilst providing support, what to do if a colleague takes their own life and more…

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The ASK Workshop

Two 4.5hour online workshops delivered on two consecutive days

In just 9hours, we can teach you how to help a child at risk of suicide become a child with hope for life.

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