Online suicide alertness training

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 sessions on behalf of community members. This means you can access training that normally costs $39.95 for free using our coupon code. Why? We exist to create a suicide-safer Sunshine Coast, and the evidence shows that suicide alertness training like this can help.

  1. Firstly, please commit to completing this training, so our limited number of licenses fully benefit the community
  2. Create your LivingWorks Australia training account by signing up here
  3. Once you have created your account, click the ‘Our Training’ button
  4. Add ‘LivingWorks Start’ to your cart, then click on checkout
  5. Enter your billing details and click ‘Update’
  6. Enter the coupon code: USC
    You will notice the cost will become $0
  7. DO NOT click ‘Buy For Others’. Our coupon code is strictly for people enrolling themselves.
  8. Complete your order
  9. You can now launch the course by clicking the ‘LivingWorks Start’ hyperlink in your order confirmation, or by navigating to the ‘Me’ menu
  10. Get learning!

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?

Every person who completes training between World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and 9 December goes in the draw to win one of three $100 gift vouchers at Bocca, The Recovery Room and Event Cinemas. Terms and conditions apply.

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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