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ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills print version | course feedback


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Course Outline


Developed by LivingWorks Education in Canada, ASIST provides an evidence based structure to make a first aid response to someone with thoughts of suicide. Proven to reduce suicidality for those at risk, this collaborative model aims to work with the person to create a plan to stay ‘safe for now’. The ASIST model can be used by staff working in a range of settings to provide the understanding and skills to recognise risk of suicide and intervene effectively. ASIST can also enhance the skills of people with a lot of experience of suicide prevention. Endorsed by the Department of Health, ASIST is delivered nationally as part of the national suicide prevention strategy.


To develop skills for suicide first aid



Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care



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Competences - DANOS MH14.2013. NHS KSF HWB2