Learn the signs that tell you someone isn't OK - and they might be thinking suicide
2 Day Intervention Skills Workshop
ASIST is a two day workshop that teaches participants to carry out life-saving interventions for people at risk of suicide. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help. Over 80,000 people in Australia have attended ASIST which is available in all states and territories
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
- Presentations and guidance from two very experience LivingWorks trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audio visual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
- Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions.
- Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognise turning points that connect the person to life
- Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now, unit other services can be engaged
- Confirm the person at risks confidence in the safe-plan and their intent to follow it through
Who provides the ASIST training?
ASIST workshops are presented by two registered Livingworks trainers who have completed an intensive Training for Trainers course, who present workshops on a regular basis and submit continuous quality assurance reports.
Our team of ASIST trainers at SUICIDE PROGRAMS have extensive background experience as crisis line call operators, supervisors, counsellors and mental health workers.