In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start trains participants to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide and how to connect them to help and support. LivingWorks Start was developed with input from experts in suicide prevention, education, psychology, public health, social work, faith communities and the military.
NOW AVAILABLE en français and en español!
LivingWorks Start is currently available worldwide in English, French and Spanish.
People count on LivingWorks training to build safer communities and workplaces. Thatʼs why weʼre committed to offering programs that are tested, proven, and evidence based. With over 50 peer-reviewed studies and government reports validating the impact of our programs, we have the most robust evidence base in the suicide prevention training field. Like all of LivingWorks’ core programs, LivingWorks Start is evidence-based.
Start is an evidence-based, entry program into suicide alertness, so that everyone can play a role in preventing suicide.
LivingWorks Start can be purchased through our secure portal and you can begin training right away.
You might be eligible to do LivingWorks Start for free! Funded training available in various areas:
New South Wales, Victoria, Country SA and Brisbane. Scroll down to the FAQs to read more.
LivingWorks Start is accredited by multiple Australian organizations and listed in several best practice directories, including those below.
Our team can work with you to help you find the best training solution. If you still have questions after reading the information on this page and frequently asked questions below, please contact us and one of our team will be in touch.
Several government organisations and PHNs have funded Start training for local residents to access free.
LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to anyone 13 years and over, and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. The evidence is clear; the earlier we ask someone – in your family, a friend, a partner or colleague – if they are thinking about suicide, the earlier we can get them to the right level of support and recovery. We believe that by teaching these skills to as many people as possible, we can help the world become safer from suicide.
LivingWorks is $43.95 per enrollment. If you’d like to discuss multiple enrollments as part of your organization or group, please get in touch via our contact form.
No, LivingWorks Start is designed to be completed at your own pace. The training will save as you progress and you can leave and log back in to complete it at any time.
Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive a digital certificate that you can choose to save and keep electronically or print.
“I really liked the training. I think it was practical, kind and useful. The program was very easy to follow and helpful for the future if I were ever to face this type of situation”
“Before this program, I don’t think I had the courage to ask someone if they were thinking of suicide.”
“I have been through several of these types of training but the realism and ability to re-watch scenarios and re-see things is very good and helpful.”
“Although I work in the mental health space, I find that people come to me for support in my personal life. I’ve always questioned how I managed conversations, worrying I might say something wrong. LivingWorks Start couldn’t have come at a better time – I’ve been able to use the skills to have conversations with some of the closest people in my life during COVID”
Please fill out the form below to receive information about hosting a private face to face workshop for your organisation/community group, or receiving a set of Start online training licenses.