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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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 to use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop globally. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

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