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LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Training)

Start Date: 27th September 21
End Date: 19th January 22
Location: Zoom, times vary
Price: FREE to all frontline workers in Leeds including volunteers and peer mentors

Public Health Leeds have been successful in receiving a grant to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention training during COVID-19. This has enabled this Living Works START online training courses to be accessed free by anyone who meets the below criteria:

FREE to all frontline workers in Leeds including volunteers and peer mentors.

Session dates:

  • Monday 27th September 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 5th October 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 26th January 2022 10am – 12pm

AIM – To teach participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide
• Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide
• Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help

LivingWorks Start is a 2 hour online training program that will teach you how to recognize when someone is having thoughts of suicide and take meaningful action to keep them safe. The course is for anyone over the age of 13 and no formal or prior suicide prevention training is needed.

This course has been developed by LivingWorks, the same organisation that developed safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). These courses are regarded as the global golden standard in suicide prevention training. Accessible via any computer, smartphone, or tablet, you’ll learn about suicide and its prevention, receive personalized information, and gain a series of skills to keep someone safe and alive.

In addition to completing the online training participants will also be expected to attend a 2-hour workshop facilitated by an experienced Suicide Prevention trainer. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the skills learned during Living Works Start in a safe and supportive environment. These workshops will take place online via Zoom.

  • FREE for frontline staff and professionals working in Leeds.
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