Our LivingWorks Training for Trainers (T4T) prepare people to become LivingWorks trainers and offer our face-to-face programs in their communities, workplaces, and beyond.
A LivingWorks T4T is a powerful, hands-on learning experience. Supported by expert LivingWorks coaches, youʼll learn to make a major impact and train many others to help keep people safer from suicide.
You must submit an Expression of Interest form and attend a pre-screening interview.
Once you successfully complete the LivingWorks Training for Trainers, you will become a Provisional Trainer with certain requirements to graduate to full Registered Trainer status.
Requirements to become a Registered Trainer include presenting three workshops within a year of your LivingWorks T4T and working with an experienced trainer to develop your skills.
Once youʼre a Registered Trainer, you must continue to uphold the LivingWorks quality training standards and stay current by presenting a minimum number of workshops annually.
LivingWorks trainers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and no single “type” is predisposed to success. However, good qualities include presentation and facilitation skills, patience, a willingness to talk about suicide, and an “always learning” mindset.
Many people become trainers at the request of their employers so that they can provide training for their colleagues at work. Others offer training in their communities as a full- or part-time career. How you choose to bring training to your community is up to you, and LivingWorks will provide you with guidance and support to help you help others keep people safer from suicide.
LivingWorks Trainers bring suicide alertness and suicide first-aid to millions of people every year by providing access to the knowledge and skills of suicide prevention and intervention. Studies have shown that, on average, workshop participants carry out at least one suicide intervention within the first six months after attending LivingWorks ASIST, and that some participants—depending on their role and exposure to those in need—carried out more than 20. By providing evidenced-based, effective suicide prevention and intervention skills to their communities, trainers directly contribute to creating suicide safer communities across the world. Becoming a registered trainer is a powerful investment in supporting, building, and renewing the wellness of your community and organization.
This two-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks safeTALK workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks safeTALK during the first half-day, then you’ll learn how to bring the training to life.
This five-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks ASIST workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks ASIST during the first two days, then you’ll learn to present the different sections along with a co-trainer.