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. Twenty10 has been funded specifically to provide this 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.

Within this program, we offer:

  • START – a 90 minute online course that introduces you to basic skills to respond appropriately to someone thinking about suicide, and help to keep them safe. 
  • 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. Please note that safeTALK and ASIST workshops can only be provided in person, not online – START is the only online option in this program.

Twenty10 offers additional LGBTIQA+ supports for our training participants through our Community Connector program. Our trainers and support workers are all peers from within the LGBTIQA+ communities. Training is free for individuals who book in to sessions held by Twenty10.

Please note that at this stage we have closed our interest list for available training offerings for individual bookings. Those already on our interest list will receive updates for training coming up in 2021. We will update here and via Twenty10 newsletters and social media when more places become available in the new year for those not yet on our interest list.

Any organisations or community groups seeking a group booking for training a group of your staff, volunteers or members, please email with your requirements to discuss options and fee structures.

Email us with any questions about Community Connector training.


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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