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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST]

Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference.

It can be daunting to ask someone if they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts. Knowing how to approach the conversation and having the tools to support you can help.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST] is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours.

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, 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.

ASIST participants learn to:

Learning Objectives


Upcoming Training Sessions

January, 2024

REGION: HRM | LOCATION: Best Western Hotel – 15 Spectacle Lake Dr, Dartmouth
DATE: January 30 and 31, 2024 | TIME: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
COST: Cost is $68.90 per person to individuals and organizations for whom the regular ASIST fees are a barrier.

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We are able to offer ASIST Training to individuals at a reduced rate thanks to the Mental Health Foundation.

More dates will be announced soon! Please check out website regularly or email Katie Glover at [email protected] to be added to our mailing list

Testimonials

“The 2-day session I attended, while heavy in its nature, addressed the topic in an open and real way that made it more comfortable to talk about and less foreign. The facilitators created an extremely safe environment for these discussions to take place in and they were welcoming and inclusive to the participants. “ ASIST Participant

“After taking the training, I feel more prepared to have a discussion and help support an individual who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. I also feel I have a better sense of what is available in the community as far as supports for someone dealing with a mental health issue.“ ASIST Participant


DETAILS:

To learn more about ASIST or book a training session, contact our Education and Training Team at [email protected]


We are able to offer ASIST at a subsidized rate thanks to the generousity of our funders:

About LivingWorks: LivingWorks is dedicated to saving lives through the creation, development, and delivery of innovative training experiences that empower individuals, organizations, and communities to be safer from suicide. To learn more, visit www.livingworks.net.

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