ASIST is a two-day training that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. 

ASIST teaches the Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL) model, a practical guide to suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning and interactive role play and group discussion ensures the learner is engaged throughout.

Who can attend?

All caregivers, formally designated or not; minimum age 16 years.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide

  • understand how 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 behavior for an agreed amount of time

  • follow up on safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

Mon - Fri:    7am - 9pm

​​Saturday:     9am - 5pm

​Sunday:       closed

Located in Downtown Hamilton at 57 John Street S (Entrance on Bowen St)

(One block from the Hunter GO station)


905 512 1233



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