ASIST Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This 2 day course from 9am until 4.30pm runs approximately every three months.

Dates available on Eventbrite

Target Audience:   All those who come into contact with individuals who may be at risk of suicide. 


This is a 2 day Suicide intervention skills training course that enables people to feel confident about helping those at risk of suicide. The course covers personal attitudes, values and feelings about suicide. 


Participants will learn how to: 

  • Identify cues indicating risk of suicide.
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk
  • Develop the skills to intervene with that person
  • To provide “suicide first aid”.

Trainer information:

Simon Miller is the Choose Life Development worker in Midlothian and works as part of Health in Mind’s Orchard Centre services. He has many years of experience of working in the suicide prevention and mental health improvement field. In addition to the delivery of training, his current role has a focus on the local implementation of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Strategy 2013-16.



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If you or someone you care for is facing a crisis and in distress, please contact NHS 24 on 111 or your GP directly.

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Upcoming Training

September 2017


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Tuesday 5 September-half day                        

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