ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 29th February 2024 – 9am – 5pm

Our event is partially funded by Ewan’s Kind allowing us to discount our tickets from £195 per person to just £40.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid – the world’s leading suicide intervention skills training. 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. ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

ASIST Makes a Difference

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. ASIST is proven to reduce suicidality for those at risk.

Goals and Objectives

During the two-day workshop, you will learn to:

• Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.

• Provide guidance and suicide first-aid.

• Identify key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.

• Appreciate the value of suicide prevention resources in the community at large.

• Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including self-care

ASIST Trainers

Your ASIST workshop will be facilitated by two knowledgeable and supportive ASIST Master Trainers, who have delivered ASIST workshops extensively to hundreds of participants. We will guide you through the course ensuring your comfort and safety.

ASIST Participants

Over 2 million people have taken an ASIST workshop worldwide. People can (and do) use suicide firstaid in many settings: with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as their professional roles. Its widespread use in various communities creates a common language to enable us all to talk about suicide.

The ASIST Workshop

ASIST is based on adult learning principles. Valuing participants’ contributions and experiences, it encourages you to take an active role in the learning process. The two-day workshop starts at 9:00am each day, and concludes no later than 5:00pm both days. It is essential that participants attend for the whole two-days in order to receive their certificate. Late delegates may not be admitted.


As many of us have been touched by suicide, an ASIST workshop can sometimes be emotive. Your ASIST Trainers want to guide and support you wholeheartedly through the workshop, however we ask that you consider in advance whether this is the right time for you to take the workshop. For example, now might not be the best time for you if you are recently bereaved. We encourage participants to self-care even before arriving at the workshop.

If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility requirements please do get in touch for a chat.


28 - 29 Feb 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Sharpe's Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust
23 West Street Swadlincote DE11 9DG


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