A white medical cross on a green background.
(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

2 days

ASIST is a suicide intervention training course that teaches the theory and practice of being suicide alert and conducting a full suicide intervention with follow-up. This is an active learning experience with regular opportunities to put learning into practice.

Course content

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn 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 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.

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

Official site


Further information, pricing & availability

Our next open course

17/18th May 2022
Oldham, Greater Manchester

View our course schedule to book your place

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

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

Associated courses

Suicide alert symbol.

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.

An outline of 5 people.
Responding to Suicide 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…

A child's drawing of 5 children. One of the children is drawn without a face.
The ASK Workshop

1 day

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

Share on LinkedIn