• Two-day workshop (9am – 5pm)
  • High-intensity content
  • Face-to-face with qualified trainer

ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. It is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to undertaking suicide interventions. The world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, ASIST training has provided practical skills to more than 80,000 people around Australia.

This comprehensive training provides knowledge and skills to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and refer them to appropriate help. The training helps people apply suicide first aid in many settings – with family, friends, co-workers and team-mates, as well as in formal care-giving roles.

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide, and helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this course participants will be 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
• confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safe plan and their intent to follow it through.
* ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helper’s start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions.

Who should attend?
Managers and employees who might be exposed to people having thoughts of suicide, all caregivers, adults and youth. 18 years+.