ASIST is a two-day practical workshop developing skills through observation and supervised simulation in large and small groups. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as 'suicide first-aid' training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help persons at risk of suicide. With over one million people trained in suicide intervention skills, ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world.
As a suicide intervention programme it is based on certain fundamental assumptions about suicide:
Delivering for Wellbeing
Our purpose is to educate, inform and enthuse everyone to challenge the stigma and discrimination that is prevalent in today's society around mental ill health.