27 episodes

Welcome to A World Where LivingWorks, stories of science and survival. Bringing together our heads and our hearts, to build a suicide safer world.

Suicide is mostly preventable—and everyone has a role to play. Life-saving skills can be learned by individuals, businesses, and communities everywhere. Together, we can build a safer, more hopeful world. Join us as we hear from technical experts and people with personal expertise when it comes suicide and its prevention.

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Welcome to A World Where LivingWorks, stories of science and survival. Bringing together our heads and our hearts, to build a suicide safer world.

Suicide is mostly preventable—and everyone has a role to play. Life-saving skills can be learned by individuals, businesses, and communities everywhere. Together, we can build a safer, more hopeful world. Join us as we hear from technical experts and people with personal expertise when it comes suicide and its prevention.

    Proudest Moments

    Proudest Moments

    This is the sixth and final episode in season three of A World Where LivingWorks, a series featuring conversations with co-founder, Richard Ramsay. What a special series it has been!


    In the last episode Richard talked with our host Kim Borrowdale about the train the trainer community development model and how trainers around the world work with different environments and cultures while maintaining the fidelity of the LivingWorks model. Today, they wrap up the series talking about some of Richard’s proudest LivingWorks moments.


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    • 32 min
    Let‘s Talk About Trainers

    Let‘s Talk About Trainers

    This is the fifth episode in season three of A World Where LivingWorks, a season focused on learning about the history and evolution of their groundbreaking suicide first aid training practices, now being taught around the world. 


    In the last episode LivingWorks co-founder Richard Ramsay talked with our host Kim Borrowdale about the evidence behind that LivingWorks program. In this episode we get to the heart of LivingWorks, the people, the thousands of trainers in communities and workplaces around the world who are helping millions up-skill in suicide first aid.


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    • 36 min
    It Just Works

    It Just Works

    This is the fourth episode in season three of A World Where LivingWorks, a season focused on learning about the history and evolution of their groundbreaking suicide first aid training practices, now being taught around the world. 


    In the last episode we talked about how people really gravitated to the ASIST model of suicide intervention skills training when it was developed with Richard saying, it just worked. 


    In this episode, we talk a little more about the evidence behind that program and others developed by LivingWorks since. They are often referred to as the gold standard in suicide intervention skills training and you can see a full list of ever increased published papers and studies on their website – with more being added by research teams and implementers in diverse settings around the world each day. 


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    • 20 min
    Around The World We Go

    Around The World We Go

    This is the third episode in season three of A World Where LivingWorks, a season focused on learning about the history and evolution of their groundbreaking suicide first aid training practices, now being taught around the world. 


    In the last episode, co founder Richard Ramsay was just about to tell us about how fellow co founder Brian Tanney met Bruce Turley, who was key to LivingWorks’ development – and, like us listeners, was also keen to know what was in Brian’s suitcase!


    In this episode Richard tells us about how people in different communities and cultures around the world responded to the ASIST model; from Canada to Norway to Australia and all around the world.


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    • 29 min
    From Little Things Big Things Grow

    From Little Things Big Things Grow

    This is the second episode in season three of A World Where LivingWorks, a season focused on learning about the history and evolution of their groundbreaking suicide first aid training practices, now being taught around the world.


    In episode one our host Kim Borrowdale talked with LivingWorks co founder Richard Ramsay about the early days, some 40 years ago. Make sure you have a listen to that episode if you missed it. We won’t give you too much of a spoiler but let’s just say that a film student and a road trip weren’t what we were expecting.


    Today we’re continuing that chat having a look at how this new curriculum teaching people suicide first aid was put to the test in Canada and then further afield.


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    • 21 min
    How It All Began

    How It All Began

    We know LivingWorks today as a global leader in suicide intervention. Thousands of trainers in workplaces and communities around the world teaching gold class suicide first aid programs like the two day ASIST workshop, the half day SafeTALK suicide alert helper workshop and now the 90- minute online interactive introduction to suicide first aid, LivingWorks Start. Programs that have been endorsed in more than 50 peer reviewed journals around the world, that have informed international policy and are implemented everywhere from schools to military bases, hospitals to sports clubs and everything in between. 


    But do you know how it all started almost 40 years ago? In 1983 to be precise.


    In the first episode of series three of A World Where LivingWorks, our host Kim Borrowdale talks to with co founder Richard Ramsay about how it all began.


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    • 22 min

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