Suicide prevention training

A FREE interactive programme to give you the skills and knowledge to keep family, friends, co-workers and others, safe from suicide


This is an e-learning course run by LivingWorks and is open to anyone living or working in West Sussex aged 16 or over.

Once you have booked, you will be emailed a password and link to be able to complete the course online. Please ensure that the email used to register is valid. If you are do not access the course within one month, your license may be revoked and released to another user.

Course overview

Most people are surprised to learn that they are much more likely to meet someone thinking about suicide than someone who needs CPR. This is never more so than in these extremely challenging times. Yet suicide is preventable and with the right skills you can save a life.

Living Works START is a proven programme that can help you:

  • Become comfortable talking about suicide
  • Keep someone safe in times of distress
  • Support friends and co-workers
  • Build professional skills
  • Have peace of mind knowing you are ready to help.

What people are saying about this suicide prevention course:

I was a little anxious at first, but the training was great. I feel much better prepared to help people now.

Sophie, programmer and hospital volunteer

This is so near and dear to my heart. It's so good to have a programme that can reach teens too

Ella, teacher and mother of two

When you sign up for LivingWorks Start training, you'll learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you'll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations.

Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.

What will I learn?

Participants will become ready and confident to identify indicators of suicide thoughts, ask about suicide, state that suicide thoughts are serious, and make connections to helping resources.

You will deepen your helping skills, along with gaining increased confidence and readiness for helping individuals with suicide thoughts.

What is the course like?

Based on best practices in online curriculum development, LivingWorks Start is designed in a modular fashion, following a “teach” – “simulation” – “debrief” approach to teaching and reinforcing each key skill. This allows learners to increase their skills and knowledge at a comfortable pace, as well as balance their personal safety with the challenging content.

A range of teaching methods are built into the programme, including:

  • Narrated coaching
  • Allowing learners to hear the lived experience of someone with thoughts of suicide
  • Text message simulations
  • Video simulations
  • Practice scenarios (video simulations and text message simulations).

The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. You can save your progress any time and complete the course later.

Please note you must complete the course within 60 days.

How LivingWorks Start can help you:

  • Become more comfortable talking about suicide
  • Keep a loved one safe in times of distress
  • Support friends and co-workers
  • Build professional skills
  • Have peace of mind knowing you’re ready to help.

How to book

Once you have booked your ticket, we will send you full details of how to log on to the course. For best results you will need a device with a microphone and speakers or earphones.

Any questions please give us a call on 07468 516818 or email

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