Lifeline Aotearoa is New Zealands is the Licence holder and lead provider of all Livingworks programmes in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Did you know that the ASIST, safeTALK and suicide to Hope programmes were designed by a New Zealander?
Many people don't know, but Livingworks is made up of a group of leading International suicidologists and one of them happens to have been born and raised in Avondale, Auckland. In fact, he still lives in our beautiful country and continues to ensure that New Zealand's context and specific issues are taken into account.
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
ASIST is one of only 2 suicide intervention programmes to be included in the new, more rigorous, review criteria on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) NREPP promotes the adoption of scientifically established behavioral
is an evidence-based repository and review system designed to provide
the public with reliable information on mental health and substance
abuse interventions. All interventions in the registry have met NREPP's have been through a rigorous process for review. The programs' effects on individual outcomes have been independently rated by certified NREPP reviewers.
The purpose of NREPP is to help people learn more about
available evidence-based programs and practices and determine which of
these may best meet their needs. NREPP is one way SAMHSA is working to
improve access to information on evaluated interventions and reduce the
lag time between creation of scientific knowledge and its practical
application in the field.
ASIST. Intervention summary retrieved on Feb 29,
2015, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and
Suicide Prevention Best Practice Registry
ASIST is also on the Suicide Prevention Best Practice Registry as an evidence based training: http://www.sprc.org/bpr/section-i-evidence-based-programs