Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day accredited workshop designed to increase risk recognition and intervention skill levels of teachers, outreach workers, health workers, social workers, human resources personnel, etc. ASIST is an intensive, interactive, and practice-based course designed to provide intervention skills to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • The goal of ASIST is to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to assist a person at risk to avoid suicide.  By completing the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize that caregivers and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide;
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner;
  • Identify risk alerts and develop a safe plan related to them;
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide;
  • List the types of resources available to a person at risk of suicide, including themselves;
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources and networking; and
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide intervention and includes life promotion and self-care for persons at risk and for caregivers.

All in-person workshops will be ran in accordance with the Government of Alberta restrictions and may change without notice.

Cost: $275


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) TuneUp is a half-day refresher course developed by LivingWorks Education for participants who have completed ASIST. The workshop offers participants an opportunity to review the Pathway for Assisting Life Model, discuss successes and challenges in using the model, and clarify concepts covered within the model.

This 3.5 hour workshop is only for people with a valid ASIST certificate. This will allow you to renew your ASIST certification for a further two years. Please email proof of certificate prior to registering for the workshop.

Cost: $145

If you are unable to attend training in person at this time but are in need of training on suicide prevention, there is a 90-minute online program through LivingWorks called LivingWorks Start for more information go here

For more information, please email or call 780-539-6680.