Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

This two-day Livingworks course empowers people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions.

Courses are delivered by two knowledgable and supportive trainers, with numbers limited to ensure that you can be safe and supported whilst you learn. The minimum age to complete the course is 16.

Learn how to prevent suicide by recognising signs, provide a skilled intervention and, develop a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Delivery takes place through a mixture of powerful audiovisuals, discussions and simulations.


Evidence for ASIST:

  • Improves skills and readiness
  • Safe, with no adverse effects from training
  • Training shown to increase general counselling and listening skills
  • Interventions shown to increase hope and reduce suicidality
  • 50:1 return on investment in relation to saving lives and costs

Livingworks Course Overview and Evidence Base


Course Costs:

  • £250 per person
  • £1500 per group (10 maximum)
  • £2100 per group (11-15)


Call 0800 98 87 321 to discuss your Mental Health and physical First Aid services training and course requirements. We are happy to help and advise.