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    ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
    Provider   Disability & Wellbeing Service

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.

Duration 2 full days

Course Type Classroom

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff, Students+PG Researchers

ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. ASIST is for everyone, professional, student, employed or retired-anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care


Benefits: Everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide and contribute towards suicide safer communities. It may even save a life, which may be your own.

Delivered By: Disability and Wellbeing Team


Initial bookings for this session will be made via the DAT booking system. However as this session is managed by Public Health Scotland you will be required to complete a further online registration that will confirm your place on this session. The session facilitator will email this to you several weeks before the start of the session. Please check your junk/spam folder for this. All booking on the Public Health Scotland link have to be completed at least 24 hours before the start of the session.