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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) WATERFORD

Friday, 18 August '23   2 days
Teacher Training Centre, Newtown Rd, Waterford
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) programme is a 2-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated workshop designed to help Participants/Caregivers recognise the immediate risk of suicide and learn how to intervene to prevent the tragic consequences of suicide.

ASIST is designed to help Caregivers become more ready, willing, and able to help persons at risk of taking their own lives to get further appropriate help to stay alive.

The elements of the programme are:

Preparing: – sets the tone and expectations of the learning experience.

Connecting: – sensitises participants to their own feelings and attitudes towards the topic of suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact which attitudes have on the intervention process.

Understanding: – overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk. Focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide.

Assisting: – presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.

The ASIST Workshop is suitable for all Caregivers (community members and volunteers, health and social care professionals, youth workers, members of An Garda Síochána, Teachers, etc.).

Note: We are all Caregivers either in a personal or professional capacity. Attendees should be over 18 yrs.

It is recommended that intending ASIST participants undertake the LivingWorks Start online programme or the safeTALK (suicide alertness) programme initially, especially if their knowledge of the topic of suicide prevention is limited and they may benefit from the initial 'alertness' training. Registration to undertake both of these programmes are outlined on the Public Page/Training Schedule page of this website.

As the ASIST training can be challenging at an emotional level, it is not recommended for anyone who is feeling emotionally vulnerable. If you have experienced a major challenge in the 6 months, such as a bereavement, particularly a suicide bereavement, or have had thoughts of suicide in recent months, we would recommend that you do not undertake the training at this time and delay until you are feeling emotionally stronger.


Please note this training is subject to minimum attendance- please contact the office to cancel your booking if you cannot attend.
You must be available to attend both full days, 9 am to 5 pm.


4 available


Teacher Training Centre,
Newtown Rd,