Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Suicide alert community members are better prepared to become a vital link in connecting people at risk with further help. safeTALK is designed to complement the LivingWorks ASIST workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). The programs share the same beliefs about suicide and preventing suicide. However, each presentation has a specific role.

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day workshop that provides practical skills training to prevent the immediate risk of suicide for formal caregivers (health professionals, social workers) and informal caregivers (administrators, teachers, carers).


  • teaches suicide first aid to help a person at risk to stay safe and to seek further help
  • uses a suicide intervention model to identify those with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and for living, develop a safe plan and follow up, and to become involved in suicide-safer community networks.

The learning process is based on:

  • adult learning principles
  • highly participatory work in large and small work groups
  • balancing safety and challenging opportunities
  • graduated skills development by lecture, discussions, group simulations, and practise.

LivingWorks’ ASIST, the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, has been delivered to over two million participants in nine languages. ASIST has a 30-year delivery history and is constantly evaluated and peer-reviewed.

Interested in the ASIST training?

If you’d like more information on this training, please complete the form below, and we’ll send you out an information pack, or contact Lifeline Central Coast on 1300 152 854