• 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.

"It was excellent to practice having the conversation with someone at risk. It assisted in my confidence, and language used to minimise the negative connotations to suicidality but emphasise their struggle."

Suitable for anyone above the age of 16, anyone can learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. We deliver suicide prevention training workshops to mental health and welfare organisations, emergency services, community groups, corporate businesses, and individuals.

Training is delivered over two consecutive days at our head office in Hawthorn East. 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

Click here to view LivingWork's ASIST Information Sheet.

Our Trainers

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

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:

Future course dates will be released soon. To be notified for when enrolments are open, please submit your interest here

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. 

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. 

Fees

Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers. Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop.

Standard Price: $385
External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $250
Cairnmillar Student: $65

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]

Enrol

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 Professional Development Team at [email protected]