ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Life Skills
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

Target Audience: This course is suitable for all kinds of students, aged 18 years of age or over – professionals, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers. However, it is not recommended that people who are bereaved by suicide in the last twelve months attend.

Sign Up: You can sign up for the workshop in the Students’ Union offices upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building.

Further info:

Cost: There is no cost to attend but you need to pay a €10 deposit which will be refunded to you on the day of the course. The workshop is being organised by NUI Galway Students’ Union in partnership with the HSE Suicide Prevention Officer. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

Venue: upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Dates: 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 2016

If unable to take part in the full programme for the two days please wait until you are available to do so at a later date.

Max: 30 students per class

Artice by
Chris Newell