Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day, interactive workshop where people taking part learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
It can be delivered at your place of work. Minimum of 15 people will be needed to book this training.

Who is it for?

ASIST is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid.
We mean it when we say that ASIST is for everyone. Virtually anyone aged 16 and older can learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. Professionals as well as members of the community at large can find ASIST helpful.
Many professionals attend ASIST because suicide intervention skills are essential for their work. It is suitable for nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, ambulance staff, prison staff, school support staff and clergy.

What does it include?

  • Trainers show two award-winning videos in the course of the workshop. ‘Cause of Death?’ provides a common starting point for the discussion of attitudes about suicide, while two versions of ‘It Begins with You’ illustrate the process of a suicide intervention.
  • Some parts of ASIST take place with all participants together, and others take place in a smaller work group. This helps create a balance between safety and challenge. Participants need not disclose personal experiences to the whole group.
  • Local resources are provided and their availability in the community is discussed.
  • Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers.

What do I get at the end?

You will receive a certificate of participation for any CPD record you may have.

How much does it cost?

Please contact us for a quote based on your requirements.

How do I book or find out more?

Email enquiries@mnessexmind.org or call us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01206 764600.