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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Errigal Hotel, Cootehill

Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill
11 spaces available

Course dates

  • Thu, 21 Sep '23   9am – 5pm IST - done
  • Fri, 22 Sep '23   9am – 5pm IST - done


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

*It is recommended that participants attend suicide awareness training (e.g. safeTALK) prior to doing this workshop.

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognise risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Connecting – sensitize participants to their own attitudes towards suicide.
Understanding – focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and develop safeplans.
Assisting – presents a model of effective suicide intervention.
Networking – generates information about resources in the local community.

For Whom:
This workshop is a gatekeeper programme suitable for mental health professionals, social workers, counsellors, ambulance staff, community volunteers, Gardai etc.

Participants develop their skills through observation, supervised simulations experiences and role play in large and small groups.

This training is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.

For information on all co-ordinating sites please visit

The ASIST workshop can be very intense; therefore consideration is given to the relevance of the training to the individual’s current role and to their experience to date of mental health issues.
The ASIST program exists within a suite of suicide prevention training, and it is recommended that potential candidates have experience or some training in mental health issues before attending this course, for example, attend training in mental health promotion or suicide prevention awareness (safeTALK).

The content of the ASIST programme may be difficult to deal with if you are feeling emotionally vulnerable. If you have suicidal thoughts, or have been recently bereaved, particularly through suicide, you may wish to delay taking part in this course until you're feeling stronger, emotionally.

Pieta provide information and support to those affected by suicide on their 24/7 Helpline 1800 247 247 or text “HELP” to 51444.

Support is also available from the Cavan Monaghan Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer on 085 870 6591.

ASIST training is not suitable for those aged under 18 years.

Training is free but booking is essential.


It is important to read the course description and information leaflet to ensure this course is suitable for you at this time.

It is important that you are available to attend the full duration of the training course.

Please note the start time and endeavor to arrive 10 minutes early to complete the registration.


ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Errigal Hotel, Cootehill

Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
11 available until Thu 21 Sep '23 9am


Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill