Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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Date: Wed 15th May 2019 - Thu 16th May 2019     Time: All Day

This is a comprehensive two-day course which enables participants to become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk of suicide. Approved by the World Health Organisation, ASIST is a standardised, certified programme teaching a robust model of suicide intervention. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop.

The aim of the course is to allow participants:

  • To increase the comfort zone of learners.
  • Allow safe exploration of attitudes and experiences.
  • Consider various myths about suicide.
  • Build relationships within teams.
  • Address needs of different client groups.
  • Provide a shared model of suicide intervention.

Participants may include but is not limited to, Managers, Supervisors or Officers from Security Teams, or any front-line staff such as Residential Advisors, Student Support Services, Hall Wardens etc. Delegates may attend either or both courses and will be given accredited certificates of attendance.

This course and the MHFR 1 day course on 14 May, will be held at the University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus and are currently offered free of charge to AUCSO members, but does not include accommodation, evening meals or travel.

Book on-line– to reserve delegate places please use the on-line booking form below. If you wish to attend both courses please register separately for each course. Course places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to 5 per institution though further spaces may be released if available nearer the date.


Members must book travel and accommodation for each delegate as required. Recommended hotels:

There are lots of other hotels across the city etc with similar commutes. Some people may prefer to stay near the quays to enjoy the restaurants/pubs in the evening.

Car parking is available at University of Gloucestershire at £2 per day but must be booked in advance with Rachel Porter

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