Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – Approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), ASIST is a licensed and internationally standardised programme teaching a robust model of suicide intervention with 6 easy-to-remember steps.
Facilitated by highly skilled Master Trainers, ASIST is a comprehensive two day course which enables communities to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide and work towards building suicide safer communities. Recognised by the World Health Organisation and delivered to over a million people worldwide, ASIST is an interactive and practical course that has been proven to help people know how to identify risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Since its initial creation over 30 years ago, ASIST has been developed and refined multiple times to best upskill delegates to be ready, willing, and able to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.
ASIST is intensive, interactive and practice dominated.
After being trained our delegates have told us they feel more able to
► Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
► Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
► Seek and share and understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
► Review current risk & develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour for an agreed amount of time
► Accessing further help as needed.