ASIST Training for Trainers (T4T)

With over 6,000 active trainers worldwide, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention skills workshop.



The ASIST Training for Trainers (T4T) course trains people with existing teaching, presentation, or leadership experience to conduct the two-day ASIST workshop. With over 6,000 active trainers worldwide, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention skills workshop. Studies have shown that it not only increases caregiver competence and knowledge, but also significantly improves outcomes when used to help people at risk. 

The five-day T4T course is the first step toward becoming a registered ASIST trainer and providing your own workshops. Attendees learn the content and process of ASIST and the skills needed to conduct it. The course and the ongoing support from LivingWorks provide a cost-effective way to develop life-assisting knowledge and skills in your community.

During the first two days of each T4T, candidates participate in ASIST, receiving first-hand workshop experience. The remaining days focus on preparing to ASIST, with a balance of challenge and support as well as ample opportunity for practice and participation. One training coach will be present for every five or six participants, and attending all five days is mandatory. In addition, it should be noted that it takes two trainers to present an ASIST workshop, so candidates should ensure that they will have a training partner to work with in their area or organization before getting involved. These partners could other participants in their T4Ts, existing ASIST trainers, or a combination of both.

The process of becoming a registered ASIST trainer is a significant commitment for participants (and their organizations, if applicable). However, as more than 6,000 ASIST trainers around the world can attest, the rewards are worth the effort.

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Want to be a trainer? Download the expression of interest form: ASIST Train the Trainers Expression of Interest Form.pdf

Other downloadable information for ASIST (T4T)

    For more information or to fill out an expression of interest to become a trainer contact Lifeline Suicide Prevention Education Team: spe@lifeline.org.nz