ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a certified interactive course that helps care givers learn suicide first aid intervention. The emphasis is on helping a person to stay safe and seek further help.


Action Mental Health’s ASIST programme is available to anyone (aged 18+), anywhere, who would like to feel better equipped in interactions with someone who has thoughts of suicide or with groups at increased risk of suicide. We believe it could be particularly helpful for counsellors, teachers, ministers, those in a health or justice role, community workers, youth workers, emergency service workers and mental health practitioners. Please note that due to the nature of the content, the ASIST programme is not recommended for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide within the last 12 months. 

Participants will learn:

  • To be aware of their own attitudes surrounding suicide
  • To recognise when a person might be thinking about suicide
  • First aid intervention skills for suicidal behaviour
  • To be more ready and able to respond in a suicide first aid situation
  • A clear and structured model for suicide first aid intervention

This programme is delivered by our experienced AMH MensSana team over two days (15 hours total). Free funded places are available if you are based in the Southern HSCT area. Please contact us for further details if you are based in another Trust area.

Contact details

AMH MensSana

T: 028 9442 5356
E: [email protected]

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