Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training offers intensive training for front-line workers to become more willing, ready and able to provide practical suicide first aid to persons at risk. The course is designed to teach caregivers how to recognise risk and to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers – anyone in a position of trust – who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Successful completion of this course leads to a Certificate of Completion accredited by Living Works, widely recognised as the world’s pre-eminent suicide prevention training company.
Other courses helpful for development
Foundation Mental Health
Working With Complex Mental Health Needs
Principles of Trauma Informed Practice
Managing Problem Substance Use
Open to all.
William Booth College
13-14 May 2020 – Please note that this event has been cancelled
21-22 October 2020 – Please note that this event has been cancelled
16-17 June 2021
Course provides two full days of sessions:
Day One: 9.00 to 17.00
Day Two: 9.00 to 17.00
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
improve understanding of suicide as a community health problem
learn to recognise indications that a person may be at risk
learn to recognise ‘invitations’ for help
to gain confidence and competence in speaking directly and honestly about suicide
to be able to apply a suicide intervention model to the setting in which they work
to be able to link persons at risk to appropriate community resources
ASIST Registered Trainers