£145 – £165

Cardiff | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST October 2019)

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Toby Carvery Training Suite

Ty-n-Parc Road

Whitchurch

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CF14 6BH

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About the ASIST Training

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations, including independent and peer-reviewed studies. ASIST participants learn to:

• Understand how personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide
• Feel confident identifying and providing suicide first-aid to persons with current thoughts of suicide in ways that meet individual safety needs
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
• Identify and make effective use of community resources, ensuring appropriate connection to other sources of support and safety
• Use mental wellbeing strategies, including life-promotion and self-care for both caregivers and persons at risk.

ASIST is suitable for anyone over 16, especially those working in Mental Health, General Practice, Housing and Homelessness, Drug and Alcohol Misuse/ addictions, Counselling, Debt and Benefits advice, Youth work, Student support, Pastoral care, Emergency Services, Prisons, Custody and Rehabilitation, Veteran’s support, Care of the Elderly, Occupational Health and Employee Assistance, Bereavement Support, Management of Chronic ill-health and Disability, LGBT support, Victim Support…..etc

The price includes all course materials, including workbook and Certificate of Completion, as well as teas and coffees during breaks - this is excellent value for a 2 trainer, 2 day course offering 15 hours of certificated professional development.

ASIST training can be an emotional and demanding experience. It does require participants be open to a variety of activities conducted in a positive, supportive environment, these include:

  • Discussion of individual experiences and attitudes around suicide – it is up to you what you share…
  • Whole group participative simulations of suicide risk situations contributions are voluntary…
  • Pairs practice with workgroup support and feedback – participants will be able to try out the caregiver and person at risk roles.


It is important that participants recognise that ASIST training is not therapy, and the course content means that anyone with current thoughts of suicide, recent bereavement by suicide or who is struggling with mental health issues should consider whether this is the right time to attend, and should seek appropriate sources of support.

Payment is in advance when booking a place but there is a facility to request an invoice by emailing hello@thewellbeingguy.co.uk



About your Trainers:

This training is co-delivered by Chris Wright (The Wellbeing Guy) and Sarah Jones (Uplifted Wellbeing) both of whom are Accredited Master Trainers in ASIST and bring a wealth of experience to the session.

Chris has over a decade of experience working as a Wellbeing Practitioner, providing both 1:1 support and in management capacities, specifically in further and higher education settings. He now delivers a range of wellbeing and suicide awareness programmes as well as providing 1:1 personal coaching as a Certfied NLP Practitioner.

Sarah brings with her over 25 years experience working in public and third sector roles providing support to clients 1:1, most recently with Mind - the mental health charity, and with GDAS drug and alcohol service.


About the Venue:

This workshop is being held in the Toby Carvery Training Suites in Whitchurch Cardiff, a venue we have delivered ASIST from before and know well. The venue benefits from:

  • An easily accessible location in Cardiff
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite facilities for particpants to obtain lunch/supermarket just over the road


Payments are also available via direct bank transfer and Purchase Order/invoice. Please contact the organisers directly to discuss this on hello@thewellbeingguy.co.uk.

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