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 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 Information

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. 

Ticket Options

To request an invoice to be sent to you, please type "invoice" into the promotional code section on page two of the event enrolment form. 

Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their social security card or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].

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

Unfortunately our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course has now sold out. 

To be placed on the waitlist or to be notified of when enrolments for upcoming workshops are open, please submit your interest here. Alternatively, please visit our Event Page to enrol in an alternative course date.