Workplaces are ideal environments to support safety and well-being. Most people who die from suicide are working age (16 – 65), and co-workers and managers may notice signs of suicide that others do not.
LivingWorks delivers suicide prevention skills training within small, medium, and large workplaces in all industry sectors, including construction, healthcare, technology, business, agriculture, hospitality, education, entertainment, and manufacturing.
Following the LivingWorks safeTALK training, 61.8% of all participants, including Administrators, Principals, support staff, teachers and students reported that suicide was a problem for students in their schools, an increase in suicide awareness of over 20%.
A 2018 evaluation of safeTALK implementation in a Manitoba high school found five statistically significant outcomes for that workplace:
Participants gained new knowledge, skills and improved attitudes towards people who may be thinking of suicide.
Participants were better able to identify the signs and indicators of people thinking about suicide.
Participants reported being better able and more willing to support people thinking about suicide.
Participants were more aware of the available KeepSafe Connections in their school.
Participants were better aware of what to do if a friend tells them they are thinking about suicide.
LivingWorks training can be implemented in any workplace, at any scale. We offer training for different helper roles so everyone can help contribute to a suicide-safer workplace.
A 90 minute, online training that helps learners develop foundational skills to recognise when someone may be thinking of suicide and connect them to further help.
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Learn to reach out to someone thinking about suicide, overcome attitudes that act as barriers to help, talk openly about suicide, and connect with further support.
Learn the skills to provide a suicide first-aid intervention, work with someone to develop a personalized safety plan to keep safe-for-now and connect with further help.
Learn suicide intervention and postvention skills through specific stories and messages from faith-based community members and religious leaders to help increase community safety from suicide.
“We have finished our second ASIST training – 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 wish I did it sooner, if I had done it 1 week, 1 month, 1 year or 5 years earlier I would feel I had the skills to confidently be prepared to do a suicide intervention, meeting the needs of the person with suicidal thoughts”
“As a training officer I gained lots of insightful information to improve our own in-house training sessions on suicide and mental health. I feel that all our staff would benefit from this course The course wasn’t about expectations of ‘trying’ to be a counsellor it was about the stages needed to get the person to safety and/or come up with plans to keep them alive.”