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LivingWorks Start

Online suicide prevention skills to learn anytime, anywhere.

What is LivingWorks Start?

In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start trains participants to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide and how to connect them to help and support. LivingWorks Start was developed with input from experts in suicide prevention, education, psychology, public health, social work, faith communities and the military.

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The LivingWorks Start Experience

Why Should I Take LivingWorks Start?

Proven, Evidence-Based Programs

People count on LivingWorks training to build safer communities and workplaces. Thatʼs why weʼre committed to offering programs that are tested, proven, and evidence based. With over 50 peer-reviewed studies and government reports validating the impact of our programs, we have the most robust evidence base in the suicide prevention training field. Like all of LivingWorks’ core programs, LivingWorks Start is evidence-based.

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LivingWorks Start’s Role in Suicide Prevention

Start is an evidence-based, entry program into suicide alertness, so that everyone can play a role in preventing suicide.

Have Questions for Us?

Our team can work with you to help you find the best training solution. If you still have questions after reading the information on this page and frequently asked questions below, please contact us and one of our team will be in touch.

LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to anyone 13 years and over, and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. The evidence is clear; the earlier we ask someone – in your family, a friend, a partner or colleague – if they are thinking about suicide, the earlier we can get them to the right level of support and recovery. We believe that by teaching these skills to as many people as possible, we can help the world become safer from suicide.

LivingWorks Start is $39.95 per enrollment. If you’d like to discuss multiple enrollments as part of your organization or group, please get in touch via our contact form.

No, LivingWorks Start is designed to be completed at your own pace. The training will save as you progress and you can leave and log back in to complete it at any time.

Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive a digital certificate that you can choose to save and keep electronically or print.