ASIST is a two-day practical workshop developing skills through observation and supervised simulation in large and small groups. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as 'suicide first-aid' training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help persons at risk of suicide. With over one million people trained in suicide intervention skills, ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world. As a suicide intervention programme it is based on certain fundamental assumptions about suicide:
ASIST is delivered locally by a network of ASIST trainers. Find an ASIST workshop near you (external link).
ASIST evaluations have shown that participants have substantially higher levels of knowledge, confidence and skills in relation to intervening with someone at risk of suicide and that these increases were maintained over time.
If you have attended ASIST and would like to become an ASIST Trainer please visit the ASIST Training For Trainers area.
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