Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Perhaps surprisingly, thoughts of suicide are not always related to mental ill-health. The reasons can seem challenging and complex. Furthermore, it is not always obvious when a person is at risk of suicide. Being suicide alert and talking about the reasons for wanting to live and die has been proven to help. We teach World Health Organisation (WHO) approved courses developed by LivingWorks that facilitate and promote this discussion while keeping both the care-giver and the person at risk safe.
This is an intensive 2 day course for care-givers and key community members. It teaches suicide alertness and an easy to remember framework of practical skills to safely initiate, complete and follow-up on a full suicide intervention.
What is ASIST?
An accredited two day, interactive training that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions.
Who can attend ASIST?
Anyone 16 or older (despite previous training) can learn and use the ASIST model. No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary.
What will you learn as an ASIST trained first aid caregiver?
After taking ASIST, you will be better able to: