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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)


This is an ACWA endorsed CPD program offered by Lifeline Central Australia.

This comprehensive training provides participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize when someone might be at risk of suicide and to respond in ways that help increase the person at risk’s immediate safety and refer them to appropriate help.

ASIST is a two day interactive workshop, founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide and creating suicide safer communities. ASIST is a scientifically proven intervention model taught through powerful audio visual learning aids, group discussions, skills practice and development.

The workshop is relevant for mental health workers, counsellors, youth workers, domestic violence support workers, drug and alcohol workers, police and corrections staff, clergy, volunteers, tertiary students and accommodation workers.

The training provides participants with the confidence to ask about suicide and know what action to take. By learning to recognise and assess someone with thoughts of suicide, participants become more effective at helping people at risk to stay safe and seek further help.

By the end of this course particpants will be able to:
  • Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
  • Reflect on how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Hear a person at risk’s story about suicide and recognize turning points that may emerge to connect the person to life
  • Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now
  • Confirm the person at risk’s intention to follow the safeplan
  • Identify self-care options

$275 incl GST for volunteers, individuals and not-for-profit organisations
$360 incl GST for government and businesses

When and where
3 & 4 March 2020, Alice Springs NT
29 & 30 April 2020, Alice Springs NT
23 & 24 June 2020, Alice Springs NT

Registration and enquiries
Karen Reval, Education & Training Manager
Phone: 08 8953 1250

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.