Suicide Prevention Education

Lifeline is New Zealand's only provider of practical suicide prevention education - showing people how to recognise signs of suicidal intent, and teaching people practical “what can I do” intervention steps.  We call it – starting the conversation.

For more information about our Suicide Prevention Education, and to find out about upcoming courses, please visit our dedicated Suicide Prevention website at www.suicideprevention.org.nz

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ASIST - 2 day workshop

Lifeline's 'Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training’ (ASIST), is a two-day intensive, interactive and practical course designed to help community members:

Recognise suicidal signs through changes in behaviour

  • Have confidence to be able to approach the person
  • Know what to say and assess risk and safety needs
  • Know where to access further support and other professional assistance

ASIST is suitable for many people in the community, and has been delivered to mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, Maori wardens, St Johns staff, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, University support staff, clergy, and community volunteers; indeed, anyone who works with people on a day-to-day basis.

The content of ASIST has been through a bi-cultural adaptation, and it is possible to request Maori or Pacific island facilitators, and content can be adapted to suit different audiences.

For further information please contact
spe@lifeline.org.nz, or 09 909 8750.

To see when the next ASIST workshop will be in your area, or to register for a workshop, click here.

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safeTALK for Schools and Communities

Lifeline's safeTALK workshop is a 4 hour suicide intervention workshop, tailored towards community leaders, teachers, senior high school students, parents and School communities. 

The outcomes from the workshop will give you:

The skills to identify people who may be at risk of taking their life,

  • Confidence to be able to approach the person, and talk about suicide,
  • Knowledge as to where you can access further support and other professional assistance

For Schools - The safeTALK workshops are usually held on School premises , promoted through the school networks and can be organised for a day and time that suits.

For Communities – The safeTALK workshops are usually held in Community Halls, local Schools, Churches, in a sponsoring organsation or on Marae.

safeTALK workshops are free to attend.  To see when the next safeTALK workshop will be in your area, or to register for a workshop, click here.

 
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    ASIST TuneUP - 4 hour workshop

    The TuneUP programme is a half-day ASIST refresher course. The ASIST Suicide Intervention Model is reviewed, and the course provides opportunities for additional practice.
    You must have completed the full ASIST 2 day workshop to complete the TuneUp training.

    To see when the next TuneUP workshop will be in your area, or to register for a workshop, click here.