LGBTIQ+ Suicide Prevention Training – Round 2


1 December 2022 - 31 July 2023

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


LivingWorks Australia has been contracted to build on evidence-based learning and outcomes from the initial pilot in NWMPHN to deliver LGBTIQ+ ASIST and safeTALK training to the LGBTIQ+ community. The project aims to enhance participants’ ability to respond to suicidality in their communities.  

This project presents an opportunity to further develop the program informed by feedback from previous participants and learnings gained through Round 1 of the project. 

A key opportunity to adopt previous participant feedback is the development of a community of practice for trainers who have previously completed the LGBTIQ+ ASIST Train the Trainer (T4T) program (and will again in Round 2). Additionally, LivingWorks will trial the development of ASIST 2, which is an elevated level of T4T training which will target existing LGBTIQ+ ASIST trainers. 

The project will provide: 

  • LGBTIQ+ ASIST x 2 workshops, for groups of 6 to 30 participants 
  • LGBTIQ+ safeTALK x 6 workshops, for groups of 6 to 30 participants 
  • safeTALK Train the Trainer x 3 participants 
  • ASIST Train and Trainer x 2 participants 
  • LGBTIQ+ Community of Practice 
  • ASIST 2 – Elevated level of T4T training for existing LGBTIQ+ trainers. 


This project will build on earlier work which focussed on tailored suicide prevention capacity building with the LGBTIQ+ community across Melbourne’s north and west.  

A community of practice will be established with trainers who have completed the Train the Trainer program to support and develop their ongoing practice and skills. 

A trial of enhanced training will be undertaken with existing LGBTIQ+ ASIST trainers.  

Additional Train the Trainer opportunities will be offered for safeTALK (3 participants) and ASIST (2 participants). 

Further rounds of ASIST and safeTALK workshops will be delivered for LGBTIQ+ community participants to strengthen community capacity to respond to suicide risk. 

Services involved