Intervene with people at risk of suicidal thoughts

Gain the skills to provide an intervention with friends, family members and colleagues who are having thoughts of suicide.

Comprehensive training that provides knowledge and skills to recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide; respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety; and refer them to appropriate help. ASIST is a LivingWorks training product, which is evidence-based and well evaluated, produced in Canada and delivered across the world.

Attend the award-winning ASIST training and learn to:

  • Recognise people at risk of suicide.
  • Talk to them, hear their stories and understand their situations.
  • Help them stay safe with a life-affirming intervention.

The two-day ASIST workshop is open to anyone 16 years or older. Widely used by both professionals and the general public, ASIST offers something to every participant, no matter how experienced.

Why take ASIST?

Life-saving: Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By giving participants the skills to help friends, family members, colleagues and clients stay alive, ASIST supports suicide-safer communities.

Trusted: ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention training workshop in the world. More than 100,000 people attend ASIST each year in more than 30 countries.

Engaging: ASIST is a dynamic, hands-on workshop that uses adult learning principles. It includes presentations, discussions and audio visuals, plus simulations to practise intervention skills.

Proven: ASIST works. A major study showed that the ASIST intervention process significantly reduces thoughts of suicide and helps people at risk feel more hopeful about living.

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This course is a two-day, face to face workshop (not available as a virtual workshop).

Resources: ASIST Pack – includes a participant workbook, pocket card and ASIST suicide caregiver sticker.

Course brochure

  • ASIST Workshop brochure
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