(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
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.
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.
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 completelyASIST Participant