Anyone can learn the skills to help save a life from suicide.

Make a Connection, Help Save a Life

Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind. Updated continually to reflect new knowledge, LivingWorks ASIST has been empowering people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions for over 35 years.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training…

Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference.
• Half-day training in suicide alertness skills
• Learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection
• Widely used by professionals and the general public

Offered both to the community at large and closed groups (workplaces, unions, schools, post secondary education centres, any community groups) 

safeTALK T4T (Training for Trainers)

This two-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks safeTALK workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks safeTALK during the first half-day, then you’ll learn how to bring the training to life.

2 Day, In Person training offered to the community and on request. Next T4T will be October 2022.

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Meet the Trainers

Tamara Leniew has over 25 years of experience in mental health education including ASIST, safeTALK training and safeTALK T4T’s.  Tamara is committed to helping create a suicide safer community.

Her passion, knowledge, expertise and engaging style has been valued by thousands of participants over the years.  She has recently reached a milestone of having delivered 200 ASIST workshops, joining an elite group of amazing ASIST trainers, worldwide.

“This training was so much more than I expected. I feel very confident now to support an individual with thoughts of suicide”.

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    Hamilton, Ontario and area