LivingWorks Capacity Building Project: LGBTIQ+ Adaptation of Suicide Prevention Training


14 December 2019 – 30 June 2022

Funding Amount:




Melbourne Macedon Ranges Yarra Moonee Valley Darebin Maribyrnong Hobsons Bay Wyndham Brimbank Moorabool Melton Hume Merri-bek


LivingWorks Australia has collaborated with representatives of the LGBTIQ+ community to adapt the ASIST and safeTALK evidence-based methods of suicide prevention and intervention.

The ASIST and safeTALK training seeks to build capacity to provide suicide intervention for staff and volunteers at LGBTIQ+ organisations, staff at mainstream organisations that focus on supporting LGBTIQ+ populations, and informal and formal LGBTIQ+ leaders.  

The program involves: 

  • delivery of LivingWorks Start training 
  • adaptation of the ASIST and safeTALK training for LGBTIQ+ participants
  • training LGBTIQ+ ASIST and safeTALK trainers to deliver the adapted training 
  • delivery of the LGBTIQ+ ASIST and safeTALK training.


Development of a culturally safe and relevant suicide prevention training package for the LGBTIQ+ community that was community-led and designed.  

Participation at June 2021: 

  • 60 individuals trained in Start training from the Noun Project
  • 117 individuals trained in LGBTIQ+ safeTALK (across 15 training sessions) 
  • 11 safeTALK trainers trained 
  • 15 ASIST trainer trained 
  • 295 individuals trained in LGBTIQ+ ASIST (across 21 training sessions) 

Read the evaluation report for this project below and learn more about how this project was evaluated. 

Services involved