ASIST is a two day interactive workshop in suicide first aid created by LivingWorks, an international suicide prevention training organisation. Participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. ASIST aims to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to help a person at risk avoid suicide. It is intended that ASIST participants will be better prepared to:

  • Reflect on how their attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect their intervention role.
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner.
  • Build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes.
  • Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans.
  • Demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide.
  • Identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide.
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources.
  • Recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers.


For more information call Karen on 02 6251 4166.

03/05/2018 - 04/05/2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Workplace Suicide Prevention Forum
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Conversations for Life May

Conversations for life® is a suicide prevention program for those interested in keeping people they care for safe and connected

This half-day, facilitator led program focuses on the communication and influencing skills required to help people that may be overwhelmed with issues, and not waiting for them to be in a crisis situation

Become more confident and influential in your conversations to prevent potential suicidal thinking and behaviour. You will receive

  • Guidance from training facilitators as you improve your planning and conversation skills
  • An understanding of the conversation life cycle, from preparation and planning, techniques to adopt and words to use during the conversation through to following up after the conversation
  • Valuable opportunities to practice your planning skills and discuss the strategies that you may adopt when helping your friends or family members
  • Prepared conversation planners specifically tailored to high risk groups
  • Information on suicide prevention and crisis management, and
  • An opportunity to be part of the Lifeboat community.

Contact Karen for more details on 02-6251 4166

9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Strengthened for Life June

Strengthened for life ® is a one day suicide prevention program that provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify and support people at imminent risk of suicide.

Strengthened for life ® will equip you to:

  • Identify and support people who are at imminent risk of suicide
  • Provide a skill base for active suicide prevention and crisis intervention
  • Apply Strengthened for life ® principles
  • Skills to look after and support one’s own wellbeing

Strengthened for life ® will provide you with:

  • Evidence underpinning suicidal behavioural patterns and precipitation factors
  • Detailed communication tips and strategies to support effective communication
  • An opportunity to practice and apply your acquired skills and knowledge to consolidate confidence
  • Knowledge and skills to refer to appropriate services and support.


Contact Karen for more details on 02-6251 4166

9:00 am - 4:30 pm