Working through contractual relationships, our partners help support the dissemination of LivingWorks programs in their regions.

Some also contribute to strategic development, program localization, and regionalized administration to help establish sustainable, effective skills training in local communities.


Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was incorporated in 1985 to help communities reduce suicide rates and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behavior by providing them with information and resources. CASP works toward these goals by facilitating, advocating, and advising, rather than providing direct services. Members of LivingWorks’ leadership team serve on the CASP board of directors and offer input and support in guiding and implementing CASP’s strategic direction.

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Centre for Suicide Prevention

One of LivingWorks’ first partners, the Centre for Suicide Prevention provides community workshops and online courses throughout Alberta and also maintains the world’s largest English-language library of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention resources. CSP is an affiliate of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and delivers Alberta-localized LivingWorks programs through a network of over 150 trainers.

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Choose Life—Scotland

Scotland’s national suicide prevention strategy, Choose Life, selected ASIST as its chosen training model in 2003. The workshop launched throughout the country a year later, and won the prestigious National Training Award in 2007. ASIST and other LivingWorks programs have continued to expand throughout Scotland, and the country’s 186 ASIST and 124 safeTALK trainers consistently achieve some of the highest annual training to national population ratios in the world.

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Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Based in southeast England, Grassroots Suicide Prevention supports communities to prevent suicide one intervention at a time. Established in 2006, it provides mental health expertise and training courses—including ASIST and safeTALK—to professionals and community members. Grassroots has been widely recognized for outstanding achievements in suicide prevention, and received a LivingWorks Award of Excellence in 2013.

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Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council was founded in 1977 to bring the world’s Inuit peoples together in dialogue and support. Representing approximately 150,000 Inuit, the Council has also been a strong advocate for suicide prevention and supports the dissemination of LivingWorks programs to make Inuit communities safer from suicide. ASIST is included as a resource in the the online health and wellness map provided by the Council. 

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Korean Association for Suicide Prevention

Founded in 2004, the Korean Association for Suicide Prevention (KASP) is a Korean non-governmental organization supported by the Korean government’s Ministry of Health & Social Welfare. KASP promotes mental health and suicide prevention through education, awareness, and support for research and policy development. LivingWorks and KASP are working collaboratively on some of the ICC steps such as developing consulting trainers in South Korea and translating ASIST into Korean for dissemination across the country. 

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—USA

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in crisis or distress. With a national network of more than 150 local crisis centers, the Lifeline provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. The service can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Since 2006, the Lifeline has been supporting the use of ASIST for all of their member crisis centers. A 2013 evaluation study, The Impact of ASIST on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, evaluated 1,500 calls made to the Lifeline and showed that callers working with ASIST-trained counselors were significantly less depressed and suicidal—and significantly more hopeful about living.

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Ontario School Counsellors Association

The Ontario School Counsellors Association (OSCA) provides leadership, administration, and support to guidance counsellors, parents, students, and the community. A longtime user and advocate of LivingWorks training, the Association has used ASIST, safeTALK, and suicideTALK to help Ontario become safer from suicide. Over half of the Ontario School Boards now have ASIST and safeTALK trainers who train throughout their school districts and community.

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Since becoming involved with LivingWorks in 1998, Norway has been a model of sustainability and adaptation of materials for local audiences. The ASIST program and all of its audiovisuals have been translated into Norwegian thanks to Vivat, a national education project, and are distributed by a network of 159 trainers. Vivat also works alongside the Norwegian military, the National Center for Suicide Prevention, LEVE, and the Church of Norway.

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