Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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Published date: 
Friday, 9th March 2018

ASIST training 2 day course 15 and 16 March 9am - 5pm. Venue: Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road North, Oldham, OL9 6Q

What is ASIST?  

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

A two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. 

What happens at ASIST?  

ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. The workshop helps participants recognise what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get help. 

Who should attend ASIST? 

ASIST is suitable for a wide range of professionals and community members including; natural helpers and advisers, emergency service workers, counsellors, teachers, ministers, mental health staff, workers in health, welfare and justice and community volunteers. 

How does ASIST help prevent suicide? 

As an ASIST trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

Identify a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living

Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour

Follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

Recognise invitations for help

Reach out and offer support

Apply a suicide intervention model

For more information on ASIST and how previous participants have benefitted, please visit:

For further information and booking details please contact Joann Hitchen on 01925 572 444 / 07557 857398 or email