Training for Trainers

Grassroots hosts Training for Training (T4T) Courses for the following:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) T4T:

The ASIST T4T is a five-day residential course and is the first phase of becoming a Registered ASIST Trainer. During the first two days, you will experience (or re-experience) ASIST as any participant would. An appreciation of the participant's perspective is essential to your success as a trainer. The rest of the week is spent learning how to train ASIST by participating in coaching sessions and rehearsing parts of the course yourself in small groups.

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The course is very intensive and candidates will need to be free of other commitments during the week including the evenings.

It is delivered by experts in training people to train ASIST from LivingWorks.

Course in Brighton, 2018


Approx. £2000.00 for the five-day training (subject to change depending on Canadian Dollars - Pounds Sterling conversion rate).

£625.00 for the hotel accommodation from the Sunday night until Friday (this includes bed and breakfast, lunch, snacks, refreshments and evening meal).

If this sounds of interest to you, please read the essential information guide below before registering:
Essential Information for ASIST Candidate Trainers

Suicide Alertness For Everyone (safeTALK) T4T

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The safeTALK T4T is a two day course and is the first phase of becoming a Registered safeTALK Trainer. Candidates observe and participate in an actual safeTALK training, then study and present an assigned part of safeTALK.

All safeTALK candidate trainers must have attended an ASIST workshop before applying and attending any safeTALK Training for Trainers.

Course in Brighton, 2018:


£910.00 for the two-day training (this includes lunch and refreshments both days).

If this sounds of interest to you, please read the essential information guide below before registering
Essential Information for SafeTALK Candidate Trainers

ASIST Version 11 & Trainer TuneUp

Grassroots Suicide Prevention can arrange the provision of ASIST 11 upgrade training for existing ASIST Trainers needing to upgrade to the newest version. We also run regular ASIST refresher TuneUp training for ASIST Trainers.

For further info about ASIST and safeTALK Training for Trainers email

Latest News!

19 January 2018

Free places on LGBT suicideTALK workshop

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival

suicideTALK: A one-hour exploration and awareness-raising session suitable for all individuals and groups within communities. If you are concerned about suicide in your community this training can help you talk about one of the most taboo subjects in the world today.

If you work face to face with members of the LGBT community then SuicideTalk is for you. Grassroots Suicide Prevention, LGBT Switchboard, MindOut and the LGBT Community Safety Forum are working together to ensure that those working in the LGBT community are trained in having conversations about suicide.


15 January 2018

1st Credit announces suicide prevention partnership with Grassroots

Ethical debt purchaser and credit management firm 1st Credit is to partner suicide prevention charity Grassroots in 2018 in a bid to improve the experiences of vulnerable customers.

With Grassroots as its chosen charity for 2018, 1st Credit, part of global credit management group Intrum, will train its own staff in suicide prevention as well as raising money and helping the charity increase its reach across the financial services sector.


10 January 2018

A year with Grassroots - looking back at 2017's highlights

This year we have trained over 1,000 people in Suicide alertness and Suicide prevention, we have reached over 37,000 downloads of our #StayAlive app (still counting), and so far more than 2,500 people have taken our “Tell Me” suicide prevention pledge.

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Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives