suicide to Hope T4F

suicide to Hope Training for Facilitators

Bring suicide to Hope skills to professionals in your organization and community.

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Imagine a community where everyone considering suicide is supported to keep safe, and then to find opportunities to recover and grow through their suicide experiences. LivingWorks’ suicide to Hope workshop offers clinicians and other professionals the understanding, framework, and tools to offer this kind of hope to people with previous suicide experiences who are currently safe. By attending the three-day suicide to Hope Training for Facilitators (T4F) you can learn to present the one-day workshop and equip helping professionals with these essential skills.

Upcoming suicide to Hope T4Fs

January 24-26, 2018—Los Angeles, California, USA
March 7-9, 2018—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The suicide to Hope T4F experience

The T4F is an experiential, practical process with coaching and learning processes designed to prepare you for presenting suicide to Hope. At this time, the T4F is only open to existing LivingWorks trainers. The first step to attending is to complete the application form, which includes your contact information, background, and plans for implementing suicide to Hope training. Once you’ve submitted the application, we’ll contact you within five days to discuss your application and provide support for next steps. Applications will be reviewed with consideration of individual responses as well as the needs of our international trainer network.

Following a successful application, the three-part T4F process provides a foundational learning experience for prospective suicide to Hope facilitators:

  1. Preparation: Introduces candidates to the key concepts, essential understandings, and theoretical basis for suicide to HopeEach candidate completes the 4-6 hours of preparation in his or her own time. A quiz must be completed and passed prior to attending the three onsite days.

  2. Onsite: Three days in which candidates gather at a training site, attend the workshop, and receive coaching in which the key concepts are re-visited, and the learning processes and tools for facilitating the suicide to Hope workshop are introduced and practiced.

  3. Support: In which provisional facilitators embark on a pathway of ongoing discovery and development that will be supported by peer networks, mentoring, feedback, and reflection on each workshop experience. This support includes 4 hours of consultation as well as up to 12 hours of post onsite learning and support in the first year. The cost of this basic support is included in your registration.

Successful completion of this three-part T4F process is required for anyone seeking to become a registered suicide to Hope facilitator.

Want to learn more?

Read our suicide to Hope information sheet, including information on suicide to Hope, its alignment with the zero-suicide initiative, and the results from participant feedback.

suicide to Hope aligns strongly with best practices for clinical care. Read our clinical alignment guide to see how it corresponds to the US National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s clinical workforce training guidelines.

There are several important factors to consider as you decide whether becoming a suicide to Hope facilitator is the right path for you. These include the Training for Facilitators process, your commitments as a facilitator, and the competencies required in order to be an effective facilitator. The suicide to Hope T4F Essential Information sheet includes additional details on these topics. Please review it carefully before proceeding to the application.

To apply for the T4F, please download the application form, complete it, and send it to [email protected] You will receive a response within five days indicating whether your application has been approved, at which point you can proceed to register for the T4F. 

March 7-9, 2018 application form—Toronto, Ontario
January 24-26, 2018 application form—Los Angeles, California

The cost of participating in a suicide to Hope T4F is $2470 plus applicable taxes—a typical price for a three-day interactive seminar. For more information on how LivingWorks reinvests financial returns from our training, please see the LivingWorks FAQ. The registration cost includes:

  • suicide to Hope Facilitator Manual—the complete reference
  • Workshop slides—used in presenting the suicide to Hope workshop
  • Audiovisuals designed exclusively for suicide to Hope

Following successful completion of the T4F, each attendee becomes a provisional suicide to Hope facilitator. In order to become a registered facilitator, provisional facilitators must complete the post-onsite “Support” step of their training and present three suicide to Hope workshops within a year of completing the T4F. At that point, they become registered facilitators responsible for completing one workshop each year to maintain their registration.

Each suicide to Hope facilitator has a different set of circumstances. Some present the training to professionals as part of their occupational roles, preparing them to help people recover and grow after suicide experience. Others deliver suicide to Hope as part of an independent practice or consultancy.

Depending on how you choose to integrate suicide to Hope training into your work, you might present the workshop to people in your own organization, another organization, or groups of professionals from across the community who come together to receive the training.

Regardless of your approach, it’s important to ensure that you have the time and resources to commit to delivering suicide to Hope effectively. This is particularly vital if you are part of an agency or organization—everyone involved should be aware of the commitment, time, and resources necessary to become a trainer. The application form discusses these commitments in more detail.

Provisional and registered trainers, including suicide to Hope facilitators, have access to a wealth of information, technical, and marketing support from LivingWorks, including:

  • Networking opportunities with other trainers and suicide prevention advocates
  • Support, consultation, and mentorship to improve training and workshop planning skills
  • Quality assurance and workshop participant feedback
  • Assistance with materials shipping and delivery
  • Updated information and community news
  • Other LivingWorks programs for a comprehensive suicide prevention initiative
  • Marketing and advocacy support to increase enrollment and reach new audiences

For more information on how LivingWorks can provide assistance with any of the above, please email [email protected]

If you work as part of, or in close collaboration with, an organization that helps people who have suicide experience, you can provide a significant benefit to this organization as a suicide to Hope trainer. A survey of more than 900 suicide to Hope participants found that over 90% felt that the workshop increased their hope of success in working with those have suicide experience. By bringing these skills to professionals in the organizations you work or collaborate with, you can improve their preparation and confidence to provide growth and recovery-oriented care. The result is greater ability to help people work through their suicide experiences toward a better quality of life.

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