Supporting People Who Experience Thoughts of Suicide
Livingworks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
is a standardized program that can help you to be comfortable
supporting someone experiencing thoughts of suicide.
ASIST provides easy to understand suicide first aid skills, and
a step-by-step, “Pathway to Assisting Life”, connecting people
to plans and resources designed to keep them safe from suicide.
People who struggle with thoughts of suicide typically seek help
and understanding first from their friends, family, teachers,
coaches, coworkers, supervisors, clergy, etc. – People just like you!
Consider becoming an ASIST Caregiver — someone may need you!
Peer Support Training
Compassionate Peer Support Specialist Training Program
If you have lived-experience of your own mental health challenges,
and have become successful in managing the issues that arise as a result, then you already have the unique and valuable perspective of a Peer Support Specailst.
This training helps you to develop the skills necessary to build connection, reduce stigma, and use evidence-based models of support that can help others on their journey to recovery.
Being a Peer Support Specialist can be a rewarding and meaningful way for you to contribute to the mental health and well-being of your communities.
Provided through a lens of Compassion, Respect and Recovery, our 10-day “Peer Support Specialist Training” follows the guidelines and competencies outlined by both Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada (PSACC) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).
Rural Peer Support
Igniting Change in Your Rural Communities
If you are a changemaker who is passionate about helping others, this 2-day workshop will equip you with the tools to become a leader in your rural community.
Offered in partnership with Stigma Free Society, this training is designed to empower rural residents to become peer support facilitators and eradicate mental health stigma. In this 2-day training, you will learn the fundamentals you will need to deliver effective peer support and start your own peer support program.
for service providers
for families of persons
struggling with addiction
for persons struggling
skills for Sport Leaders
managing difficult behaviours
Helping Others Break Free from Addiction
Supporting a Loved One on Their Journey to Recovery
From Struggle to Strength:
Support Strategies for Recovery from Addictions
Thriving as a Coach or Referee