ASIST - the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop!

We strive to create safer communities by providing training to increase awareness and prevent suicide. Our highly experienced, registered trainers deliver the internationally recognised LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop to equip individuals to assist those at risk of suicide to keep safe and access further support.

We deliver suicide prevention training workshops to mental health and welfare organisations, emergency services, community groups, corporate businesses, and individuals.

Training is delivered at our facilities in Hawthorn East, or for larger group bookings we can come to your office if you have suitable facilities.

Learning Objectives

In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Understand the importance of establishing rapport

Participant receive a 20-page workbook, wallet card and stickers, as well as a certificate upon completing the workshop.

Our Trainers

Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Master Trainers, Ms Mandy Taylor and Dr Jennifer Baxter

Important COVID Information

Cairnmillar is required by the Victorian Chief Health Officer to collect, record and hold vaccination information about visitors, students, and staff, entering the campus and clinics, and must take reasonable steps to prevent entry of unvaccinated workers/students from the campus and clinics. The public health order means that from 26 November 2021, only students who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (or those with an ATAGI-approved exemption) may attend the Cairnmillar campus and clinics. Proof of your full vaccination certificate or exemption is required prior to attending the workshop. All participants are also required to wear a face mask except if an exception applies. 

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. Unfortunately due to the practical nature of the ASIST course, the accreditation body LivingWorks Australia have not allowed for online delivery. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, a free course transfer will be available to an alternative course date, or a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees. 

By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming to have read and agree to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions set by The Cairnmillar Institute.

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Standard Enrolment

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Concession Enrolment

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