This training is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide. 

The ASIST workshop can be very intense; therefore, consideration is given to the relevance of the training to the individual’s current role and to their experience to date of mental health issues.  The ASIST program exists within a suite of suicide prevention training, and it is recommended that potential candidates have experience or some training in mental health issues before attending this course, for example, attend training in mental health promotion or suicide prevention awareness (safeTALK).  

It is recommended that anyone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide within the past 12 months do not attend, as structured training like ASIST is probably not what they need.  For more information for persons bereaved or affected by suicide, contact Suicide Liaison Officer on 028 71 320138.


ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognise risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide


  • Connecting – sensitize participants to their own attitudes towards suicide.
  • Understanding – focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and develop safeplans.
  • Assisting – presents a model of effective suicide intervention.
  • Networking – generates information about resources in the local community.


Participants develop their skills through observation, supervised simulations experiences and role play in large and small groups.

Dates:   Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th July 2022

Venue:  Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6PW 

Time:    Registration is from 8.45am (9am to 5pm) 

Please note: Participants must attend the entire workshop otherwise certificates will not be awarded.  Registration is from 8.45am (2 full days 9am - 5pm)  

**The Clear Project will be using a new booking system for this training.  Please ensure that you Register on the booking system before you book your place.

If you have already registered on the booking system then please proceed to Book your place

Facilitated by Developing Healthy Communities Staff