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Suicide prevention training

LivingWorks Australia offers primary care providers and others online and face-to-face suicide prevention training.

Some of this training is fully funded by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network. Some may incur a cost. Use the links below to find out more. Icon of two hands representing suicide prevention.

Online training

LivingWorks Start suicide prevention training

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program that gives trainees skills to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide, and responses to keep them safe.

The training features:

  • leading-edge, skill-building content that goes beyond just awareness
  • interactive scenarios
  • content customised for learners’ needs
  • built-in safety resources for trainees and others
  • ongoing access to resources and skills practice.

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Face-to-face training

safeTALK suicide prevention training

safeTALK is a half day face-to-face alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

This training will provide you with the tools to identify when someone may be struggling and how to take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid designed for anyone over the age of 16.

ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and how to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Key features of this training include audiovisual aids, group discussions, skills practice and development.

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