Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
This two day course is divided into five sections which are designed to gradually bring comfort and understanding around the topics of suicide and suicide intervention.
This workshop is suitable for anyone over sixteen who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid, regardless of their experiences, seniority or any previous training. Over one million people have taken the workshop and studies have shown that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk, as well as giving those on the course the knowledge and confidence to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
By the end of this course learners will:
- Have a greater understanding of the attitudes and norms around the topic of suicide, which can make it difficult to
discuss and hence create a stigma around the subject
- Possess knowledge and skills to recognise suicide risk and develop plans to prevent this based on the model used in the training
- Gain the ability to identify invitations for help and recognise barriers that could obstruct this process
- Show promoted commitment to suicide prevention leading to better suicide prevention models in the community