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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Participants will learn to:

ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide.

Who can participate:

ASIST training at Western is available to all staff, faculty and students, and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention.

Many participants choose to complete ASIST after previously completing safeTALK suicide alertness training as the programs are complementary.



 ASIST programs affilitated with Western are held on-campus and facilitated by certified Student Seccess Centre staff members.

2018-19 Schedule

Session Registration Status
Feb. 19 & 20, 2019 -  8:30am-4:30pm Open
May 28 & 29, 2019 - 8:30am-4:30pm Open
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For more information

To inquire about hosting a private session for your group please email

For information or questions about the training, please email

More about the ASIST program: