Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) For Staff/Faculty

Red first aid kit and red stethoscope

In this 2-day, in-person training, you will learn how to help someone thinking about suicide develop a personalized SafePlan to keep safe-for-now and connect with further help. You will learn to apply a Safety Framework to guide the development of this SafePlan through a collaborative helping relationship. You will also consider how personal and community attitudes about suicide affect someone’s openness to seek help and your ability to provide it. This workshop will increase your willingness, confidence, and capacity to provide suicide first aid. This training takes place June 21-22.

Please note:

We aim to provide a safe learning environment. The learning process includes:

• Trainer presentations and powerful videos to stimulate discussion and support learning

• Extensive opportunities for skills practice

• Shared participant experiences that enrich learning

• Trainer-facilitated workgroups to optimize participation

Direct and honest discussion about suicide is encouraged. While sometimes challenging, this prepares helpers to openly approach people with thoughts of suicide, and to help them keep safe.

Cost: $175+HST (training) + $60 (refreshments and lunch for participants for both days) = $235 + HST /person

Please seek departmental approval, then email for registration with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Utoronto email
  • Departmental cc and cfc numbers

The Health & Wellness Centre will debit memo departments after the training is completed.

The registration deadline is June 9, 2023, limited space is available.