(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Please note: that this is a 2 day training course.

ASIST teaches verbal First Aid skills to anyone who may come into contact with a person having thoughts of suicide. It gives an introduction to the most widely used Suicide Intervention Model in the world, a model which is applicable in all situations requiring help.


After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:

  • Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Recognise potential barriers of seeking help
  • Assess risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide
  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources


Cost: £30 Non Refundable

This training, usually £300 per delegate has been fully funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall.

The only cost to the delegate is the non-refundable fee of £30 to cover the cost for resources.  

Time: Day 1 - 09.00 - 16.30 / Day 2 - 09.00 - 16.30

Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall only.

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting. Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time. Please contact us to discuss any queries.

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Following the participation of this course you can choose to become an Orange Button Holder as part of the Orange Button suicide prevention scheme.

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The Orange Button Community Scheme

The Orange Button is a badge worn by people who have taken part in Quality Assured mental health or suicide prevention training. While they’re not able to counsel people, they can help someone find relevant local services.

The Orange Button signifies that the person displaying it is:

  • OK to say/hear the word suicide
  • Can listen without judgement
  • Can direct people to information and support

Once you have completed at least three hours of Quality Assured mental health first aid or suicide prevention training you can become an Orange Button holder. This is to ensure you are equipped with the skills to listen and signpost people.

Find out more about the scheme, including how it works and how you can get involved