Making suicide-safer communities is up to all of us. Whether you are an individual looking to increase your skills, or you have responsibility for students, staff or volunteers, I can help with safe, effective training courses. For many people the half day SafeTalk is perfect. For others, 2-day in-depth ASIST training is a better fit. Not sure which one is right for you? Contact Sue to discuss.
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind.
In this two-day in-person workshop, participants learn an evidence-based suicide intervention model to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Developed in 1982 and regularly evaluated and updated to reflect best-practice in suicide prevention, ASIST has over 30+ peer-reviewed studies proving its ability to reduce thoughts of suicide for those at risk.
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained helper. During the two-day interactive workshop, participants learn a 6-task suicide first-aid model through powerful audio visual learning aids, group discussions, skills practice and development through trainer-facilitated workgroups.
Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop worldwide, with over 100,000 Australians completing ASIST in all states and territories.
Participants in ASIST:
- Learn the skills to provide a suicide first-aid intervention
- Work to develop a personalised safety plan for someone with thoughts of suicide to keep “safe-for-now”
- Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to further help
- Acquire skills in a evidence-based intervention model, with the assistance of two LivingWorks registered trainers.
safeTALK half-day workshop
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences.
safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
- Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
- Access to support from a local community resource person
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Hands-on skills practice and development
safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world.
to discuss options for your workplace or organisation.