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

Course Schedule

Delivery method: Face-to-face at 391-393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123.
Please note, this course is not accredited for online delivery. 

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April 2021
  • 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July 2021
  • 8.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2021
  • 8.30am - 4.30pm, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November 2021

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments. 


Standard Price: $385
External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $250
Cairnmillar Student Early Bird: $99 – available until 30 days prior to course
Cairnmillar Student: $150

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


To enrol, please click here. Alternatively, please visit our Events page

Further Information

Cairnmillar can offer this or other tailored courses for your organisation’s needs. If you have a group of 10 or more participants, we can come to you. 

For further information, email the Short Course Coordinator at: [email protected]