Type of Entry: Training
Name: LivingWorks ASIST
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Face to face
Owned by: LivingWorks Education, Inc.
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Anyone
Core Elements

Suicide first aid training course for anyone 16 or above.

Suicide First Aid 

  • Improves trainee skills and readiness
  • Safe for trainees, with no adverse effects from training
  • Interventions shown to increase hope and reduce suicidality
  • Training shown to increase general counseling and listening skills
  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
Length of Training

2 day workshop


ASIST has a substantial evidence base including evaluation studies of ASIST training.

For more information on these studies, visit the LivingWorks website.


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  • The Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Best Practices Portal designates this intervention as a ‘Promising Practice’. View full text on the Canadian Best Practices Portal.
  • The Suicide Prevention Hub (Australia) holds the ASIST training on the Best Practice Register under Evidence Based Programs.
Additional Information

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The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  Even though the ZSA offer their own training, this resource is presented aside other training resources to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

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For more information on ZSA Resources, please refer to ZSA Policies.

Content last updated: 01/11/2022.

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