Suicide Safety Skills Training for Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and hospitality are people-facing industries. There are times when it is necessary to recognize that someone may be thinking about suicide and get them connected to further help.

The Ministry of Health has partnered with LivingWorks to offer virtual suicide prevention training at no cost. Tourism Saskatchewan, Service Hospitality, and Hospitality Saskatchewan have also joined together to make this course available to tourism and hospitality employers and workers in Saskatchewan. 

What? LivingWorks Start – Online suicide prevention skills to learn anytime, anywhere provides an entry point for helping people talk about suicide and is part of the LivingWorks group of programs to help create suicide-safe communities. This 90-minute, self-paced online training shows how to: 

  • Read the signs of suicide 

  • Begin a direct and open conversation about suicide 

  • Facilitate a connection to help further 

Who? All workers who might have to support or respond to someone in a mental health crisis should take this training. Even if you have taken LivingWorks ASIST or another longer suicide intervention training, Start is a good refresher, including valuable interactive simulations and other unique learning experiences.

How? The course provides a combination of accounts from others who have had experience with suicide, practice through text messaging and video simulations, and crisis resources for participants. 

Why? LivingWorks Start will help you begin the conversation about suicide and make connections to safety in everyday relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.

Only 100 seats are complimentary for the Tourism and Hospitality industries. To register for the course, contact Tourism Saskatchewan Workforce Development at (306) 933-5900 or Toll-Free at 1-800-331-1529 or email training@tourismsask.com.

For assistance, or if you have questions or comments, please Get in Touch with Service Hospitality.

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