In times of heightened isolation and anxiety, people’s thoughts of suicide can increase. Now, more than ever, it’s essential that we have effective skills to keep each other safe – even if it’s from afar. LivingWorks is a suicide prevention program taught by CMHA-NL’s Suicide Prevention Master Trainer and Workplace Mental Health Coordinator, John Dinn. While in-person training for this program is not currently available due to the current health crisis, we are pleased to announce an alternative.

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online program, which allows trainees to learn suicide prevention skills even while working from home or practicing physical distancing. It works on any computer, smartphone, or tablet, and it includes simulations, practice, and other skill-building activities. There are also ways to apply these skills via phone, text, and other remote methods.

A way to learn life-saving skills anywhere

LivingWorks is working hard to support suicide prevention efforts during this difficult time. With sensitivity to the current financial situation, they’ve made LivingWorks Start available at a reduced cost of $20.00 CAD per license. In addition, when you register through with our link below, 25% of the license fee will go directly to CMHA-NL to help support the work we do.

The benefits of LivingWorks Start

LivingWorks Start enables people to recognize when friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors are struggling and take meaningful actions to keep them safe. Trainees report feeling more confident and prepared to help someone, even during work-from-home and physical distancing. LivingWorks Start will help you build the necessary skills to support someone when they need it most.

How to Register

You can register for LivingWorks Start, or bring it to your team, by following our direct link: https://shop.livingworks.net/discount/ORG011?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Flivingworks-start 

The CMHA-NL and LivingWorks team is also available to help provide step-by-step implementations for large numbers of participants. Simply contact our Office Manger Bernice Haley at bhaley@cmhanl.ca and we’ll be happy to help.

Read more about LivingWorks Start here

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