ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) in the Faculty of Nursing

Upcoming Workshops

ASIST workshops will be offered in 2023. They will be available to Faculty of Nursing students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as interested staff and faculty members.

These workshops are offered by the Faculty of Nursing, in partnership with the Centre for Suicide Prevention, the Campus Mental Health Strategy, the City of Calgary: Change Can’t Wait grant, and the Student's Union Quality Money grant.

About Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Attending this course will train you to intervene with an individual who is thinking about suicide.

The need for ASIST Training
Compassionate ‘zero-suicide’ prevention on campuses needed

Compassionate ‘zero-suicide’ prevention on campuses needed

Even with a concerted response to improve mental health at universities, mental health crises still occur. The issue of suicide has been in the news lately, and students are looking to universities to respond.


Read full story in The Conversation

Putting care in healthcare - A world where livingworks podcast

Putting Care in Healthcare

Listen to this LivingWorks podcast with Dr. Jacqueline Smith and president of the Singapore Association of Social Workers Chey May Long.  

The episode is all about healthcare, hospitals, and essential workers and finding the balance between education, understanding, and peer support when it comes to suicide prevention in healthcare.

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