A platform for empowerment and connection: Welcome to our new website.
The LivingWorks team in Calgary, Alberta participated in the 2023 Run for Life event.
Richard Ramsay Wins 2023 Chair’s Award at The American Association of Suicidology.
LivingWorks provides unique, evidence-based training that empowers individuals, organizations and communities to work together to help keep people safer from suicide.
We know that people are more willing and able to provide this help if they are well prepared. And we believe individuals should prepare for their helping role by choosing a training program that will best support their needs.
We’re proud to partner with organizations, schools, military and veterans services, faith groups, sports teams and many other groups around the world. LivingWorks training will prepare everyone in your organization to play a role in suicide prevention, building a powerful safety network for your team members and those they support.
LivingWorks programs are designed to span a continuum of safety skills. With a common language, philosophy and approach, they give each participant a clear role to play and enable these roles to seamlessly come together, creating safety networks within communities and workplaces. See how LivingWorks programs work together.
A 90 minute, online training that helps learners develop foundational skills to recognize when someone may be thinking of suicide and connect them to further help.
Learn to talk openly about suicide, reach out to someone with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with further support in a half-day, face-to-face workshop. This more in-depth training also allows you to practice your skills and helps you to address myths and barriers around suicide.
Recognised as the gold standard in suicide intervention training, LivingWorks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day, interactive and in-person workshop in suicide first-aid. You will learn to become ready, willing and able to intervene with someone who has thoughts of suicide, and help them develop a safety plan, access help and find hope.
LivingWorks Faith is an online program that empowers Christian faith leaders to increase safety from suicide and minister to those who have experienced suicide loss. Faith training provides hope-centered, safety-focused interventions, and enriches life promoting ministries in support of purposeful living and self-care.
Suicide prevention skills training – sometimes referred to as gatekeeper training – is one of the most effective prevention approaches. When people are thinking about suicide, they almost always express their pain in ways that invite others to reach out and help. Training empowers everyone to recognize the signs of suicide, help keep them safe, access further support and find hope.
Suicide prevention skills training is for everyone. LivingWorks’ training courses are designed to empower a community-based approach to suicide prevention. We enable everyone to play a role, creating powerful safety networks to support entire communities.
By training as many people as possible throughout communities and workplaces, we can create safer environments for us to live, work, play and learn. Anyone, regardless of background or experience, can learn skills to start the conversation, to help keep someone safe and to connect them to further support.
Over 50 peer-reviewed studies and government reports show that LivingWorks programs increase a person’s skills to recognize signs someone is having thoughts of suicide and to confidently intervene to help keep them safe. We know our training works as we encourage rigorous evaluation of our programs to ensure we uphold the gold standard of evidence-based suicide prevention training.
We have finished our second ASIST training and everyone who attended had positive feedback and most actually said for the first time they attended a training session and felt they actually got some real-life skills.
I’ve lost multiple people to suicide in my lifetime. My children have lost multiple friends in the last 10 years. My son is a chef and it’s a big problem in that industry. As a parent, this has given me so much more confidence in knowing it takes the whole village, and there is a whole village out there.
As a long-time family violence worker, I’ve been lucky enough to attend two ASIST trainings. The value of learning these skills cannot be overstated, for both your professional and personal lives. We all look at the horrifying statistics and wonder what can be done – undertaking training in suicide first aid so that more people in our communities have the skills and confidence to support others is part of the answer.
Run for Life – an event put on by the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) that aims to raise awareness for suicide prevention and remember loved ones lost to suicide – took place from Sept.
The LivingWorks team is headed to Piran, Slovenia for the 32nd annual International Association for Suicide Prevention World Congress. The congress – which will be held at the Grand Hotel Bernardin – kicks off on
LivingWorks’ new website is now live! If you are new to our site, welcome! And if you’ve been here before, welcome back! Our goal is to make communities around the world safer from suicide. Now,
LivingWorks is thrilled The American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the world’s largest membership-based suicide prevention organization, announced that LivingWorks co-founder, Richard Ramsay, MSW, is the recipient of the 2023 Chair’s Award. The award was presented