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Feeling Strong - ASIST Suicide First Aid Training (2-day Workshop)

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Feeling Strong - ASIST Suicide First Aid Training

Please, pay it forward!

Book your place on this course, learn the skills to keep someone safe, and fund the place of a young person in Dundee. Together, we’ll create suicide-safer communities!

Sound good? Keep reading…

‘Suicide prevention is everyone’s business’; that’s the clear message from the Scottish Government. Feeling Strong are delighted to now offer affordable ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to help build suicide-safer communities by upskilling practitioners throughout Dundee with the skills to create a robust safe plan for people with thoughts of suicide..

The course is delivered over two days and we are lucky to be able to utilise the skills of two ASIST Master Trainers who have a long track-record of delivering fantastic workshops.

Who should attend?

We mean it when we say that ASIST is for everyone. Virtually anyone aged 16 and older can learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. Professionals as well as members of the community at large have all found great value in ASIST over the years.

Many professionals attend ASIST because suicide intervention skills are essential for their work. In many organisations, ASIST is a mandatory component of training. Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, first responders, SPS/community justice staff, school support staff, religious groups, and volunteers have all found that ASIST complements their existing training and knowledge.

Other people attend simply because they want to be able to help someone in need, in much the same way they might learn CPR. Because the training is comprehensive and doesn’t rely on prior qualifications, they can have the same meaningful experience as a professional caregiver.

Ultimately, ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.

Key features of all ASIST workshops:

Each ASIST workshop shares many core features that make up the LivingWorks international standard. Here is what you can expect at your ASIST training:


  • ASIST is held over two consecutive days for a total of 15 hours.

  • ASIST is based on principles of adult learning. It values participants’ experiences and contributions and encourages them to share actively in the learning process.

  • ASIST workshops always have a minimum of two active ASIST trainers present for the entire two days.

  • Trainers show two award-winning videos in the course of the workshop. 'Cause of Death?' provides a common starting point for the discussion of attitudes about suicide, while two versions of 'It Begins with You' illustrate the process of a suicide intervention.

  • Some parts of ASIST take place with all participants together, and others take place in a smaller work group. This helps create a balance between safety and challenge. Participants need not disclose personal experiences to the whole group.

  • Local resources are provided and their availability in the community is discussed.

  • Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers. Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop.

  • On completion of the ASIST course, you will be able to deliver suicideTALK training in your organisation/community which raises awareness of suicide over 1.5 to 3 hours (depending on how you deliver).


Please, pay it forward!

We’re offering this training at a heavily discounted rate to create the widest impact possible in our community. As an added bonus, for every place booked on this course we will provide a place on another ASIST workshop to a young person free of charge so they can also be trained as a suicide first-aider in their community.

The cost for the two-day course is £85. You MUST attend both days to receive accreditation. The days run 9am-4.30pm and these times are non-negotiable. No refunds are available.

We expect interest in this course to be very high, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For further information or if you have any questions please email contact@feelingstrong.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.


IMPORTANT: This course is not therapy. If you have been affected by suicide recently, you might wish to attend at a later date. Equally, you may find the course an important part of your recovery. Your trainers will ensure your safety throughout the workshop.

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