Suicide Prevention & Intervention

Build your capacity to intervene and ASIST in suicide prevention

Discover the communication skills you need to support those encountering suicidal thoughts with confidence. Matt provides evidence-based and globally-recognised training for suicide intervention and prevention.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 16-24, however many people find the thought of speaking with a person who is thinking about suicide a frightening proposition. They may not feel ready, willing or able to help someone in great need. This is where our ASIST suicide prevention and intervention courses and suicide prevention training comes in.

iTrain Australia conduct a number of different courses that are evidentially-backed and globally-recognised for suicide intervention and prevention. They are aimed at all community members 16 and over. No prior qualification is required to attend Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST training is available to help you to improve your confidence to support suicidal individuals. The course has proven positive effects on suicide prevention and intervention.

iTrain offers a range of training for anyone who wants to increase suicide safety in everyday care situations or formal helping roles. Start with general suicide prevention training, or go you can opt for the safe or suicide talk options.

During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers.
  • A scientifically proven intervention model.
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids.
  • Group discussions.
  • Skills practice and development.
  • A balance of challenge and safety.

ASIST training is suitable for anyone 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop.

Training Courses

The following versions of ASIST Training and suicide prevention and intervention courses are available through iTrain Australia

Are you looking to organise a training course or session with Matt?

Check out our range of online courses available now, or feel free to contact Matt directly to arrange one-to-one counselling or discuss customised training options.