ASIST – Suicide Prevention Training


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trains frontline staff in early intervention.

The 15-hour workshop held over two days teaches participants to connect, understand and assist people who may be at risk of suicide.

Saving Lives Through Suicide Prevention Skills

The Two Day ASIST Course is suitable for people from all walks of life. Mental health professionals, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and prison staff, school support staff, clergy, community volunteers and those training to undertake these roles have all benefited from ASIST.


 As an ASIST-trained suicide alert first aid intervention Caregiver, you will be better able to:

Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide. By having this knowledge you will be better placed to provide timely support. 

Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions. Through understanding, you will understand the impact of stigma and the potential blockers to support.

Seek and share and understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living. 

Review current risk and develop a plan. A jointly agreed plan can increase safety from suicidal behaviour for an agreed amount of time. 

Follow up on all the safety commitments, accessing further help as needed. Through this the person at risk knows they are being well supported.



All 2 Day Courses include:

LivingWorks Accredited Certificates

LivingWorks ASIST Workbooks and other ASIST Materials licensed to this course

Other local resources relevant to the participant geographical areas of operation.


Internationally recognised, highly reputed

The intervention is intended to prevent suicidal thoughts becoming suicidal behaviours. ASIST is underpinned by the idea that many people who are thinking about suicide will find some way to signal their intent. The workshops provide training in suicide intervention. They are designed to help a person become more ready, willing, and able to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.

ASIST is intensive, interactive and practice dominated. The process helps caregivers — or any people of trust — recognise risk and also learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. 

Our next ASIST:

Date: TBC

Where: Birmingham

Times: 9am-5pm both days.

*Delegate Cost:

£140 per delegate

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*Payment can also be made via invoice and BACS – please get in touch if you wish to use one of these alternative payment methods.

Want to know more?

If you wish to hear more about our suicide prevention courses then please get in touch with us.

You can call us on 07585776800 or email us at

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