ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers and community members of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their safety.

As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour for an agreed amount of time
  • follow up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

Additional information about the ASIST workshop can be found here.

Upcoming Sessions

Registration is $275 per person, $210 for students and seniors (65+).
Please note: we require both your payment and your completed registration form in order to register you and hold your seat.
If paying by Cheque, payment must be received in our office at least 10 days prior to the workshop date. For individuals and large groups please email admin@need2.ca for more information on how to register and pay.

We are pleased to be able to offer ASIST training to any community member or group (max 30 people)! Register below for an upcoming course or contact admin@need2.ca (or 250-386-6328 ext. 221) for group bookings.

Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled seven (7) or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50 administration fee. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at anytime you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person at no extra cost (please contact our office with the name of the person taking your place). NEED2 reserves the right to cancel or postpone training due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment; a full refund will be issued if the session is cancelled or postponed.
Registrations will not forwarded to the next available workshop. Participants will be responsible for re registration into the next available workshop upon refund.