In just one day, we can teach you how to help a child at risk of suicide become a child with hope for life.

A boy and an slightly older girl stand beside a tree on a pavement.
A boy on a swing sails high into the air

About the ASK Workshop

Children are not small adults. So why use approaches designed for adults to help a child? The ASK Workshop is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically targets suicide risk in children. We give participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organise key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning.

Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts.

In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide.

An evidence-informed course

The ASK Workshop is a one-day, evidence-informed and highly interactive suicide prevention training course.

Learn from informative video, mini-lectures, and group discussions. Apply and practice as you learn with case studies and guided simulations. Leave with tools and templates you can integrate into your practice immediately.

Who takes the ASK Workshop and what are the requirements?

Participants of the ASK Workshop are typically helpers who routinely come into contact with children ages 5-14. It is recommended – but not a requirement – that you attend a safeTALK course before this training.

Want to find out more?

Download PDF

In September 2018, The ASK Workshop V3 was officially released. Download the PDF to learn more.

Find a UK Workshop

One day, well spent.

A boy and a younger girl stand outside looking seperate ways.
A real childs drawing of 5 kids. One of the boys doesn't have a face.
Notice anything unusual?

Don’t just take our word for it!

Read what our participants have to say about The ASK Workshop…

“Excellent, excellent, excellent workshop! One of the most valuable courses I have taken in my career.”

Northern Ireland

“Very good resources and materials. A very good and informative session, materials were good, especially the risk assessment sheet and the screening tool. Good use of visual aids, very interactive, opportunity to discuss all areas during the day. Excellent course.”


“Excellent content and delivery. This workshop has given me an insight to assist and strengthen my practice.”

North West England

“Very informative – Excellent for staff to discuss issues and fears. Feel much more confident.”

Primary School Teacher

“A great idea to have the pre-course material. Fantastic work booklet. Good use of format and videos. A FANTASTIC course!!”

North West England

“All were extremely clear and helpful in my understanding of how to support children and families”


Find a UK Workshop

The ASK Workshop
What’s wrong with Bobby?

Designers and developers of the ASK Workshop
CPD Provider 22037

Accredited CPD Course by The CPD Standards Office
Please note that not all Facilitators of The ASK Workshop issue CPD certificates.
If this is important to you, please check with the Facilitator prior to registering for a Workshop.