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  • ***FULLY BOOKED*** - Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST)

    Created: 23/05/2023, Updated: 25/05/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning

    When: 9:00 - 4:30, Monday 31 July 2023
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Please note - this course is FULLY BOOKED and we can accept no further bookings


    This is a 2 day training course being held in the large training room at FVA's offices at Caledonia House on both days.


    Monday    31 July 2023  -  9:00 - 4:30

    Tuesday   01 August 2023  - 9:00 - 4:30

    Participants must be able to attend on both days.  You only need to book once - registering your details for the first day guarantees your place at the second day.

    This training enables participants to recognise invitations for help and to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and thereby reduce suicide rates in the longer term.

    It helps participants to:

    • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide interventions.
    • Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs.
    • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.
    • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
    • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promoting and self-care.

    Who is the training for?

    Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants do not need any formal training to attend – ASIST can be learned and used by anyone aged 16 years and older.

    Training Sessions

    ASIST is a LivingWorks Education Inc. devised training delivered by approved trainers on license to NHS Health Scotland. The training occurs over 2 full days.

    Learning outcomes:

    • The ability to recognise invitations for help
    • Learned how to reach out and offer support
    • The ability to review the risk of suicide
    • The ability to apply a suicide intervention model
    • The ability to link people with community resources

    Understanding PAL  

    Pathway for Assisting Life or PAL is an intervention model which is in three parts, this is the heart of ASIST training.

    PAL incorporates three phases, each with two objectives:

    Connecting with Suicide:

    • Objective 1: Explore Invitations
    • Objective 2: Ask about Suicide II Understanding Choices
    • Objective 3: Hear Their Story
    • Objective 4: Support Turning to Safety III. Assisting Life
    • Objective 5: Develop a Safe Plan Objective 6: Confirm Actions


    Facilitators are trained by LivingWorks and registered by NHS Scotland to deliver ASIST. For further information please visit their website

    Refreshments and Lunch: 

    Teas and coffees will be provided and a working lunch.


    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]

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