I-ASIST is a two day course that focuses on Suicide First Aid
In I-ASIST, people learn to apply a suicide intervention model in a culturally appropriate, relevant and respectful way. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help. I-ASIST is available in all states and territories.
I-ASIST is a two-day suicide intervention workshop that has been developed by LivingWorks through consultation with Indigenous communities across Australia. It is an evidence-based program that has been robustly evaluated in partnership with the University of Queensland. The program is based on LivingWorks’ ASIST workshop – the world’s leading course in suicide intervention. I-ASIST is suitable for community leaders and service providers who would like to learn how to identify someone who may be thinking of suicide, and how to work with that person to support their immediate safety. The in-depth skills taught in I-ASIST provide a high level of understanding of the needs a person with thoughts of suicide has, and how these needs can be met through effective caregiving that empowers and supports the person in a suicidal crisis. I-ASIST recognises the existing skills and knowledge that community already has, and provides a framework so that these skills can be effectively utilised.
All of our I-ASIST trainers have a lived experience of suicide, and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience, and pride themselves on being empathic, relatable, engaging, approachable and compassionate. This creates a safe space for learning. This workshop is delivered by two trainers and we are able to provide training teams to suit the unique cultural needs of each community.