Gain the skills to provide an intervention with friends, family members and colleagues who are at risk of suicidal thoughts.
Attend the award-winning ASIST workshop 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 if the most widely used suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Over 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 practice 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.
The training is delivered by qualified, experienced Lifeline trainers. Participants receive a Statement of Attendance at completion of the course.
Format: Two-day face-to-face session with two qualified Lifeline ASIST trainers.
Resources: Participant Workbook, pocket card, ASIST suicide caregiver sticker
Outcome: Comprehensive training that provides knowledge and skills to recognise when someone may be at risk 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.