The ASK Workshop - why it's important

Find out more about the ASK Workshop



LivingWorks Training Programmes

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training) - 2 trainers, 2 full days. An interactive workshop that will give you the skills and confidence to work with individuals at risk of suicide.

SafeTALK - 1 trainer, half day. This training will make you more alert to individuals thinking about suicide and how to help.

I am also a Team Leader and coach for both ASIST and safeTALK and hold a quality assurance role for these programmes in Scotland.

Learn more about LivingWorks programmes:

Bespoke training

As an experienced trainer and psychologist, I have written and designed a number of bespoke trainings for various organisations. These include:

Dealing with self-harm

Working with personality disorders

Vicarious Trauma and caregiver burnout

Mental health awareness


Suicide Awareness

Facilitating self-awareness

Compassionate communication

Challenges working on helplines


"Marie made our training fun and interactive as well as dealing with a difficult subject in a safe and respectful way." (course participant)

"Marie was very knowledgable about the subject of suicide. She created a safe space for learning and trying things out." (course participant)


Q: Can you provide training for large and small groups.

A: I can provide training for groups sized 6 to 30.

Q: Can you provide training at the weekends or evenings.

A: Yes. I can be flexible about scheduling training.

Q: Can you tailor training to our organisation?

A: Yes, if I have a clear brief and information about the organisation.

ASK (Assessing Suicide in Kids) - New to UK

he ASK Workshop is a one-day, evidence-informed and highly interactive suicide prevention training. In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide. 

Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts. The ASK Workshop is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and gives participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organize key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning. 

Learn from informative video, mini-lectures, and group discussions. Apply and practice as you learn with case studies and guided simulations. Leave with tools and templates you can integrate into your practice immediately.