Free online training helps keep people safe from suicide

Free online training helps keep people safe from suicide

The 2021 World Suicide Prevention Day was held on Friday last, September 10.

Geared at raising awareness around suicide prevention, the theme of this year’s global event was Creating Hope Through Action.

Learning more about how to support someone who is feeling suicidal is one of a series of key actions for hope that were promoted in the run up to World Suicide Prevention Day this week.

One of the ways you could realise this action is to undertake the HSE’s Living Works Start training programme.

This 90 minute online interactive suicide prevention programme is FREE to complete and is made available in Ireland by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 18 it teaches participants suicide prevention skills while also improving their knowledge of how to keep others safe from suicide.

It promotes the TASC model – tune in to the possibility of suicide; ask about suicide; state that suicide is serious and connect to help as well as facilitating increased knowledge of the resources available to keep someone safe.

You can complete the programme on any device or computer by completing a mix of guided online content, video and interactive questions.
It takes an average of just one and a half hours to complete, but you can work at your own pace.
A certificate of completion is issued at the end of the programme.

If you would like to complete the course visit for contact details of your local training coordinator who can issue you with a free licence to complete LivingWorks Start.

For more information on local suicide prevention resources and supports click HERE.