ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Course Overview

ASIST is an international two day, interactive training workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide prevention interventions. Many people considering suicide indicate their distress and their intent, sometimes very discreetly.
The training aimed at local authorities, primary care, and other frontline individuals, helps participants recognise what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get help.

This is a two day course available in February and March 2019.

DATE: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th February or Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2019
TIME: Each training day runs from 9.00am to 4.30pm
VENUE: Wakefield – Spectrum Head Office, One Navigation Walk, Hebble Wharf WF1 5RH

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Course Cost: £FREE

Please read the pre course information  before proceeding to book onto this course.


Preference will be given to those working within the Wakefield District

UPDATE: 09:45 16 January 2019. The training is no longer available as it is fully booked.

We can put you onto a reserve list by emailing and notify you of any cancellations and intentions to run the event again.

Learning Objectives

In the course of the two day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Be suicide alert – identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living, including beliefs and attitudes
  • Assess risk and safety – develop a plan to increase the safety from suicidal behaviour
  • Recognise invitations for help and be able to act upon them
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including continued self-care
  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Course Details:

  • ASIST is a 15 hour course split over two consecutive days with a mix of face-to-face, audio visual presentations and interactive elements
  • CEU (Continuing Education Units) can be gained on the completion of the course
  • Each training day runs from 9.00am to 4.30pm
  • Preference will be given to those working within the Wakefield District

Additional booking information:

If you have any questions about this course, please email

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