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 LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations insuicide first aid intervention.


ASIST teaches participants to recognise signs when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.


No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary - anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.


After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:


  • Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide                                                                             

  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living

  • Access risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide                                                                                      

  • Recognise invitations for help 

  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

  • Recognise potential barriers of seeking help

  • Link people with community resources

  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model


Features of ASIST

Developed in 1983 by LivingWorks, and receives regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice,

Presented by two LivingWorks registered trainers

A scientifically proven intervention model which helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide

Powerful audio-visual learning aids

Group discussions

Skills practice and development

A balance of challenge and safety


What is the structure of an ASIST workshop?

The ASIST workshop is divided into five sections that follow in a logical progression to gradually build comfort, confidence and understanding around suicide and suicide intervention.


Preparing: Sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience over the two days.


Connecting: Enables participants to refl ect on their own attitudes towards suicide. This creates an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process.


Understanding: An overview of the intervention needs of a person at risk. The trainers focus on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise risk                                           

  • Develop safeplans to Increase the safety of the person

  • Reduce the risk of suicide                                 

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


Networking: The trainers share information about resources in the local community and promote participant commitment to encouraging the transformation of local resources into helping networks.





We deliver this workshop FREE OF CHARGE to the community of GLOUCESTERSHIRE. However due to recent failures to attend we will be introduding charges to cover our costs for cancellations.


Charges as follows:

- Cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the training will incur an admin fe of £10.

- Cancellations within 2 weeks of the training will incur a fee of £50

- Failure to attend a training course you have registered to attend will incur a fee of £80


Participants who have booked personally will have invoices sent directly to them. If you are booking on the training through work or an organisation, invoices will be sent to the organisation. Please ensure your management are aware of these terms and that you have ensured you are able to attend PRIOR to registering.  


Once you have secured your booking, you are required to attend BOTH DAYS of the two-day workshop. Sunflowers self fund these workshops and incur a cost directly to the charity to run ASIST workshops; including purchasing workbooks for each participant, trainer fees, venue costs and administration costs.. 


Places on our ASIST workshop are STRICTLY limited to two per organisation.


You will be required to complete a feedback form on completion of the workshop which will be delivered to LivingWorks.


You will recieve a certificate on completion of the workshop detailing the number of hours toward CPD.



COVID-19 Regulations are in place. You will be required to adhere to our Guidelines. We require you to take a lateral flow test the morning of the training. You will be required to maintain social distancing and wear a mask when moving about indoors.


We have completed all our self funded ASIST workshops for 2021. Please keep your eyes peeled for our 2022 dates coming soon.



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We are able to offer private workshops for a maximum of 26 participants. You can decide who you would like to attend and organise a workshop on a date to suit your needs. 


We provide:

- two fully qualified Livingwork Trainers

- all workbooks and workshop material

- snacks for both days (if requested)


Lunch is not provided


To deliver the workshop we would require the use of two rooms for both days. One room would need to host 26 and the other 14.

Alternatively, we can book conference rooms but this will incur an additional cost.


Contact us to find out more or to request a personalised quotation.