Year: 2008 Source: Edinburgh, Scotland: Health and Community Care, The Scottish Government, (2008). 154p. SIEC No: 20080751

The overall aim of this evaluation was to explore the development & implementation of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Scotland & to evaluate the impact & effectiveness of this training. The evidence of effectiveness & impact found in the evaluation strongly suggest this program has a sustainable future in Scotland. However, evidence also suggests some areas for action that would maximise the program’s impact including: reducing costs, creating flexibility in the two-day structure of the workshop, developing more robust selection criteria for trainers, & maintaining learned skills.