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ASIST, safeTalk, Suicide Awareness & Suicide First Aid Courses

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two day intensive skills building workshop that prepares professionals, volunteers and informal helpers to provide suicide first aid interventions, and help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. The course is designed to be interactive and practice-dominated, and although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop-anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Learning goals and objectives

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

Workshop features:

Next in person course: 14th & 15th February at Mind in Salford


Whether directly or indirectly, most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to safe. safeTALK is a 3 to 4 hour training that prepares participants to recognise these invitations and connect a person with thoughts of suicide to intervention resources. Powerful videos illustrate the importance of suicide alterness, while discussion and practice stimulate learning. Anyone 15 or over who wants to help people be safer from suicide can attend this course.

Learning goals and objectives

safeTALK participants will be better able to:

The role of safeTALK in a Suicide-Safer Community:

safeTALK helps connect people with thoughts of suicide to caregivers who can support them. Often, these caregivers are trained in the ASIST programme.

Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness is a short, half-day awareness session. Its goal is to make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.

Suicide Awareness is structured by and organised around the question “Should we talk about suicide”?

By looking at this question in a number of ways, participants may discover some of their beliefs and ideas about suicide and those of their community. Participants also examine the range of things they can do to help prevent suicide.

During this session ways to help a person at risk are discussed.  The pain of those touched by suicide is acknowledged.

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One Day Suicide First Aid Course – Accredited by City and Guilds

Course overview:

This course teaches the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills, that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, Accredited by City and Guilds of London, this course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

Course content:

Methods of delivery:

Taught over 6 hours using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.

Learning outcomes:

– Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.

– Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people

– Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes

– Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk

Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members.

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.

To find out more please contact our training team via or call us on 0161 710 1070.

Contact Info

Mind in Salford
The Angel Centre
1 St. Philips Place
M3 6FA

0161 710 1070 | Registered Charity No. 1156625

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