LIVINGWORKS START

Learn to identify suicide risk and how to respond

Everyone can learn how to recognise when a person is at risk of suicide and respond.

  • Free for community members
  • Complete anytime anywhere, online
  • 90 mins duration
  • Be ready to support someone when they need it

Start your training

We’ve purchased LivingWorks Start training licenses, to give to Sunshine Coast residents for free. Why? The evidence shows that suicide alertness training creates a suicide-safer Sunshine Coast.

  1. Firstly, please commit to completing the training, before you reserve a license. Numbers are limited.
  2. Click the link below to register. You will immediately receive an email with instructions on how to use the LivingWorks Learn system.
  3. There are a few simple steps to follow to start your training. This is because we’ve purchased training licenses from LivingWorks on behalf of community members. It should only take a couple of minutes to get started.

If you don’t receive your emailed instructions, please check your junk/spam folders, then contact us at suicideprevention@usc.edu.au

Once you’ve started your training you can go back to it at any time by visiting the LivingWorks Learn system.

Features
  • Evidence-based training that requires no previous experience
  • Powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide
  • Practice the model with impactful simulations
  • Dynamic, interactive content

You’re more likely to encounter someone having thoughts of suicide than someone experiencing a heart attack. Like first aid, this training is a way of being ready to support someone when they need it.

Why we offer this free

We’ve purchased a limited number of LivingWorks Start training licenses and made them free to the public. This has been made possible by UniSC Giving Day donations and funding support from the Australian Government.

The Sunshine Coast’s suicide rate of one person lost per week is higher than the national average.

The already high need for suicide prevention skills has increased, with many people experiencing increased housing pressures and social isolation, stress, anxiety, and financial pressure due to COVID-19.

Research shows that training community members to identify the signs that a person is at risk of suicide and connect that person to longer-term help can be an effective method of preventing suicides.

UniSC’s The Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast offers this training free-of-charge as a part of our efforts to create a suicide-safer community.

More than 1800 Sunshine Coasters have trained with us, together forming a growing safety net for people within our community. Will you join them?

Learn about our other training options

Mental health and suicide prevention training programs will be offered to the community through the Alliance and other community based groups.

 

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