LivingWorks START is a 90-minute e-learning program that teaches learners to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and steps to connect them to help.
START is now being offered for free for U of T St. George students. Please register soon as spots are limited!
Participation in START is eligible for Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognition.
Learn about eligibility requirements by contacting Health Promotion Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How The Program Works
This evidence-based program includes narrated coaching, practice scenarios and access to resources. It focuses on awareness of suicide prevention, teaches fundamental skills and will enable participants to recognize someone’s thoughts of suicide and take action to ensure they receive the help they require, including skills to offer support remotely.
LivingWorks START can be taken remotely and completely online. It takes about 90 minutes to complete. Participants can increase their skills and knowledge at a comfortable pace while balancing their personal safety with challenging content.
Eligible participants will receive a pre-training email outlining expectations, privacy and contact information and login details. Participants can re-access LivingWorks START training for 60 days, after which they will have life-time access to LivingWorks Connect, a platform that allows participants to build a community of safety and access resources.
After training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a post-session resource handout. We highly recommend that you participate in a debrief workshop. This is an opportunity to confirm your understanding of the TASC model and practice applying the model to your role, ask questions, and learn about on- and off-campus resources and services.
Students who complete START and attend a debrief workshop can request CCR recognition.
Please fill out this form to express your interest in an upcoming free START training.