Suicide prevention training

Lifeline Melbourne is a leading provider of suicide prevention and intervention training in Australia.

We strive to create safer communities by providing training to increase awareness and prevent suicide.

Our highly experienced, registered trainers deliver the internationally recognised LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop and safeTALK suicide alertness training to equip individuals to assist those at risk of suicide to keep safe and access further support.

We deliver suicide prevention training workshops to mental health and welfare organisations, emergency services, community groups, corporate businesses and individuals.

Training is delivered at facilities in the Melbourne CBD, or we can come to your office if you have suitable facilities. Training is available across the metropolitan Melbourne area and regional centres throughout Victoria.

You can also read more about the training we deliver in these fact sheets:

ASIST workshop information
safeTALK training information

Register for ASIST

The cost of the workshop is $395.00 (GST inclusive) per participant. If one organisation is registering three or more participants, the cost is $375 (GST inclusive) per participant.

Bookings for training in the Melbourne CBD are open for the following dates in 2018. Click on a link below to book now.

Tuesday 15 January and Wednesday 16 January 2019
Tuesday 12 February and Wednesday 13 February 2019
Tuesday 5 March and Wednesday 6 March 2019
Tuesday 2 April and Wednesday 3 April 2019
Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May 2019
Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June 2019
Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September 2018
Tuesday 9 October and Wednesday 10 October 2018
Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November 2018
Tuesday 11 December and Wednesday 12 December 2018

Successful completion of the ASIST workshop requires attendance from 8.30am to 4.30pm on two consecutive days.

For more information, contact us at lifelinetraining@wesley.org.au or on (03) 9666 1272.

How our training can help

Suicide prevention and awareness training can help people:

  • increase their awareness of suicide and see prevention opportunities they may otherwise miss
  • become more alert to clues and communications that someone may be thinking of suicide
  • ask about suicide and respond in ways that show understanding and assess risk
  • work with persons at risk to increase their safety
  • facilitate links with further help from family, friends and professional helpers as needed.

Information sessions and debriefings

In addition to training, we can also provide information sessions on suicide and debriefing for groups or individuals who have been impacted by suicide.