Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind. In this two-day in-person workshop, participants learn an evidence-based suicide intervention model to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Developed in 1982 and regularly evaluated and updated to reflect best-practice in suicide prevention, ASIST has over 30+ peer-reviewed studies proving its ability to reduce thoughts of suicide for those at risk. Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained helper. During the two-day interactive workshop, participants learn a 6-task suicide first-aid model through powerful audio visual learning aids, group discussions, skills practice and development through trainer-facilitated workgroups. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop worldwide, with over 100,000 Australians completing ASIST in all states and territories.
Participants in ASIST:
- Learn the skills to provide a suicide first-aid intervention;
- Work to develop a personalised safety plan for someone with thoughts of suicide to keep “safe-for-now”;
- Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to further help;
- Acquire skills in an evidence-based intervention model, with the assistance of two LivingWorks registered trainer