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What is ASIST Suicide Prevention?


What is ASIST?

ASIST is an accredited two day interactive training course 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. You don’t need any previous mental health or suicide prevention experience.

What will you learn as an ASIST trained first aid caregiver?

After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:

Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

Understand the reasons behind suicidal thoughts, and the reasons for living

Implement a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide

Recognise when someone may need help

Recognise potential barriers of seeking help

Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Be able to effectively apply a suicide intervention model

Link people with community resources

What are the workshop features?

Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers

The training is a scientifically proven intervention model

Training through group discussions and audio visual means

Utilise skills practice and development

A balance of challenge and safety

Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers. 

Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop.

Click here for more details about ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

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