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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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SCOTLAND – Due to current guidelines, we are unable to deliver ASIST in Scotland. We recommend contacting Public Health Scotland if you are interested in booking this specific course. 

What are 'suicide intervention skills'?

Globally, one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds – more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster and twice as many deaths as from homicides

Combatting this starts with recognising signs of suicide but, more crucially, knowing how and when to act. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and successfully work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. 

Course information

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Several studies demonstrate ASIST’s effectiveness.

Since 2013, ASIST 11 is the most recent version of the course. No prior experience is necessary. For those trained in ASIST 10 or earlier, signing up for ASIST 11 is recommended.

Due to the nature of the course, it is only possible to complete the training in person. This can be done at our public training location in Brighton, or at national venues with your organisation.

Our skilled trainers will be available to offer support and create a learning atmosphere where participants can encourage and support each other.

Key features:

  • Understand reasons for suicidal thoughts and factors which influence people
  • Become more suicide alert: recognise people asking for help, understand the barriers people face
  • Practise providing guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk, meeting their individual safety needs
  • Learn the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and how to implement it effectively
  • Understand the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Explore community resources and learn how to connect people with support networks
  • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Participants receive a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers as well as a certificate upon successful completion

Awarding Body

LivingWorks International


2 days


Recognised by the World Health Organisation
Certificate of Completion


In person
Location flexible for private sessions


Min 8, max 30
Private courses can be booked for organisations

Who is it for?

Police officers and law enforcement

Paramedics, doctors, nurses and medical staff



Social service workers

At-risk youth or at-risk childcare professionals

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Upcoming ASIST courses

Courses below are for individual learners. Please contact us if you represent a larger group or organisation. 

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Did you know 1 in 5 people will have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives?

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