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ASIST - Suicide Prevention

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

What is ASIST?
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk 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—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

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. The course incorporates verbal training, video presentations, group exercises and group discussions.

What will I learn?
In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST 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
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Dates of York Mind ASIST courses

15th and 16th February 2024 - Taking bookings now.   Email 

After the above course, the next ASIST is scheduled for 6th and 7th June 2024.

These are courses open to the public. Please note we can also arrange bespoke ASIST courses which can be held at the workplace or for other groups of people. For further information please contact us using the form below or email

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