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.

In association with Common Unity Social Enterprise, Forward For Life are offering the LivingWorks Certified 2 Day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training across England. 


Date: 8th and 9th August 2019


Time: 9am – 5pm (Both days mandatory)

Venue: Common Unity, Lozells Methodist Church Centre, 163 Gerrard Street, Birmingham. B19 2AH

Light Refreshments Provided

Lunch is NOT provided for this training

Early Bird Delegate Rate: £145 Early Bird Rate until 15th July

Standard Delegate Rate: £160 Standard Delegate Rate from 16th July.

Limited to 15 Delegate Places

Book Here Through Eventbrite  or Email us or even call us direct on 07585776800 if you wish to discuss any aspect of this training including alternative payment arrangements.

Background to ASIST >>>

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. 

How to book a place:

If you wish to attend one of our ASIST courses then please either go through the EventBrite link or just get in touch with us directly…Either call us on 07585776800 or email us at

Forward For Life Social Enterprise operates with the central belief that although there are many challenges that exist across and within our communities, solutions to these challenges are also to be found across and within our communities. Forward For Life as a Social Enterprise works towards realising opportunities in which inequalities are reduced and opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life is an achievable expectation across all our communities.