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Your comprehensive toolkit to transform your skills in youth mental health support.

✚ Your path to volunteering with Live For Tomorrow Chat

Public enrolment for Live For Tomorrow Guides is currently closed. Join the waitlist to be notified of the next window.

One online platform, accessible 24/7

✔️ Step out of isolation and into a network of support

✔️ Up-to-date info at your fingertips, ready when you need it

✔️ Move from overwhelmed to calm & confident in your decisions

✔️ Learn at your pace instead of crammed courses (that you soon forget)

✚ 100% free for Live For Tomorrow  Chat active volunteers

Video lessons

New videos weekly! Learn at your own pace and in your own time. Binge learn or take little bites. Each lesson will be under 10 minutes so you can get up-to-date info fast, right when you need it.

FORTNIGHTLY

Coaching Q&As

Need another perspective? Want some encouragement? Jump on a fortnightly coaching call with our team and other members to ask questions, get live feedback and know you’re making the right decisions. Send in your questions before or join us live.

Practice with EmpathyBot

Head knowledge is one thing. Putting it to work is another. EmpathyBot mimics real life conversations with young people, and gives you expert feedback as you go. Test your skills and see yourself improve.

Watch it in action here »

Online community

Don't go it alone! Stand on the shoulders of giants. In our exclusive community, share wins and hardships, give and receive support, and ask peers about sticky situations.

Certification

Upgrade your CV! Get certified in Empathy Guided Conversations and advance your career with proven knowledge and skills.

Your learning guides

We bring our combined youth development expertise across mental health, residential care, housing, helplines and research. Together, we run Live For Tomorrow Chat, a global online crisis intervention service supporting youth in over 50 countries — including yours!

Andrew Sutherland

Over 10 years experience in mental health crisis and support, including residential youth work in state care and managing two youth helplines. Andrew is active in policy development and youth research and holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy.

Elliot Taylor

Over 10 years experience in youth development, community homes and mental health support, including General Manager of award-winning youth organisation Zeal (40 staff) and founder of Live For Tomorrow.

Lauren Purse

8 years in youth development across the UK & New Zealand, including Barnardos (UK) and Youthline (NZ). Experienced in mental health crisis support, youth housing and mentoring. Lauren holds a BA Honours in Childhood and Youth Studies (UK).

Your learning pathway

We're packing epic amounts of learning into Live For Tomorrow Guides!

FULL COURSE INCLUDED

The Guide & Traveller 101

Dive deep into the Guide and the Traveller model for conversations with young people. Learn and practice all at the key conversation skills you'll need — including motivational interviewing, collaborating, evoking, implicit listening and more. Explore how to ask about difficult topics, and how to make meaningful next steps that align with young people's values.

FULL COURSE INCLUDED

Extending Impact — Diverse Communities

Learn about how the way different identities young people hold impact on mental health. Learn how to approach support through rainbow, cultural and spiritual lenses. Explore expert advice on complex issues in mental health — including eating and body, self-harm, abuse and neglect, and more. Plus, dive deeper into how to safely and effectively talk about suicide.

FULL COURSE INCLUDED

Advanced conversation skills

Learn how we take all the skills and tools you've learnt and apply them creatively to your support of young people. Explore ambivalence, confidently identify anchors for yourself and others, and learn about keeping young people safe in risky situations.

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