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 900,000 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.
The ASIST Evaluation Report showed that participants reported substantially higher levels of knowledge, confidence and skills in relation to intervening with someone at risk of suicide after ASIST training and that these increases were largely maintained over time.
The ASIST Workshop is delivered over two consecutive days in a workshop-type format. Participants develop skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups. ASIST is delivered locally within each local authority by a network of ASIST trainers.
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