Everyone can learn the skills to help keep people safer from suicide. We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, and LivingWorks training allows you to choose what role you want to play. No prior training or experience in suicide prevention or intervention is required.
Our integrated training programs prepare you for the helping role of your choice and provide a variety of learning options and experiences. The learnings can then be used in your relationships with family and friends, with co-workers or in more formal helping roles.
LivingWorks programs are designed to span a continuum of safety skills. By sharing a common language, philosophy, and approach, each program gives each participant a clear role to play and enables these roles to seamlessly come together, creating safety networks for those in need.
LivingWorks training gives you the confidence to:
To help inform your decision about which training is best for you, we ask you to consider the following three questions:
LivingWorks offers both online and in-person training options to help build your skills in suicide prevention and intervention. Browse our training options below.
A 90-minute, online training that helps learners develop foundational skills to recognise when someone may be thinking of suicide and connect them to further help.
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Learn to talk openly about suicide, reach out to someone with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with further support in a half-day, face-to-face workshop. This more in-depth training also allows you to practice your skills and helps you to address myths and barriers around suicide.
Recognised as the gold standard in suicide intervention training, LivingWorks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day, interactive and in-person workshop in suicide first-aid. You will learn to become ready, willing and able to intervene with someone who has thoughts of suicide, and help them develop a safety plan, access help and find hope.
LivingWorks Faith is an online program that empowers Christian faith leaders to increase safety from suicide and minister to those who have experienced suicide loss. Faith training provides hope-centered, safety-focused interventions, and enriches life promoting ministries in support of purposeful living and self-care.
“ASIST has been the most significant and practical training I have ever received for my job as an educator of young people.”
“I think this training has been invaluable. So much so this is the second time I’ve completed the course! I find that the model (PAL) works (I’ve used it several times) and the language gave me confidence in my intervention and in knowing Iiwas on the right track”
“Most impactful suicide prevention class I’ve received in 21 years of service”
“As an administrator I attend a great many workshops, conferences & training sessions. This has been by far the most relevant and practical and been engaged start to finish with real world applications”