Community Connector

Twenty10's suicide awareness and intervention training program

Community Connector Suicide Prevention

Twenty10’s Community Connector Suicide Prevention program provides training and support for people to identify, intervene and connect to support someone who is thinking about suicide, and help build suicide-safer communities.

Between April 2020 – June 2022, Twenty10 has offered free training and tailored support to LGBTIQA+ people and people closely connected to supporting and working with LGBTIQA+ communities, as part of the “community gatekeeper training” initiative with NSW Health.

We have also delivered some additional training and support outside of the NSW Health funded sessions with community partners and groups.

Upcoming training: ASIST 1 & 2 June

Twenty10 with the support of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia will run a free 2-day ASIST workshop for LGBTIQA+ community members in Sydney on Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 June 2022.

Express your interest by completing the form, and make sure you tick ASIST at question 12.

Early registration is encouraged, as we will send out the first ticket offers to those on our interest list during the week of 9 May.

EOIs received after this date will also be considered, until all spaces are filled.

Please note that this ASIST workshop is specifically for people who are in some way LGBTIQA+, with a focus on people connected in to and active within their communities.

LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Brotherboys and Sistergirls are especially welcome to apply.

To apply, please fill out this Expression of Interest form.

Community Connector Training Options

Training has included delivery of:

  • START – a 90 minute online course introducing basic skills to respond to someone thinking about suicide and help to keep them safe. In addition to the self-paced START, Twenty10 has provided wraparound support on our online “Supported START” workshops.
  • safeTALK – a half-day face-to-face suicide alertness course, that trains you to recognise when someone is thinking of suicide and respond to connect them to resources to help prevent suicide.
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): a 2-day face-to-face skills focussed workshop that supports participants to carry out life-saving interventions – suicide first aid – for people with thoughts of suicide.

ASIST, safeTalk and START are internationally recognised training programs developed by LivingWorks.

Twenty10 will offer some training in this area beyond July 2022, which may incur a fee for participants depending on future funding.

Any organisations or community groups seeking a group booking for training a group of your staff, volunteers or members, please email community@nulltwenty10.org.au with your requirements to discuss options and fee structures. Note that we are unavailable for any group bookings prior to July 2022.

Testimonials:

Essential training for all our community members to provide peer initial aid for other members of our community. This is a life skill that everyone, specifically LGBTIQA+ community should obtain.
START participant, June 2020

I feel the course was beautifully tailored to create a safe space that moved at a pace that was perfectly times to move the groups attitudes towards suicide. There was warmth and safety at every turn on a tricky subject.
ASIST participant, November 2019

The trainers were amazing! So good to have trainers that are a part of and understand the LGBTIQA+ community.
ASIST participant, November 2019

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