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Awareness Event Host Guide



WSPD Awareness Host Guide


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Community Awareness, Lived Experience engagement, Connection, Physical Health . . . all critical to suicide prevention and saving lives

’Our Voice" workshop for people with lived experience of suicide

‘Our Voice’ – a capacity building workshop for people with lived experience of suicide

‘Our Voice’ is a lived experience informed and delivered suicide awareness and capacity building workshop designed to develop the skills required to participate in suicide prevention activities.  Ideal for people with a lived experience of suicide who want to get involved in suicide prevention, and for organisations who are looking to ensure that their lived experience reference groups are well trained and supported.  Enquire at livedexp@rosesintheocean.com.au

Lived Experience SUMMIT 2018

Brisbane August 21 & 22

We invite you to the inaugural Lived Experience Summit in Brisbane 21-22 August 2018.

This national initiative will provide a workshop based forum to connect our extensive Lived Experience Collective with experts from five key focus areas within suicide prevention to work on specific projects:

• Workplace
• Clinical
• Research
• Hospital, Health & Community Services
• Digital

Roses in the Ocean looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary opportunity to showcase genuine lived experience collaboration and inclusion in the vibrant city of Brisbane.

Lived Experience Reference Groups

A 2 day, lived-experience informed and delivered suicide awareness and capacity building training program designed to develop the skills required to contribute in Reference Groups, advocate for change, participate in community suicide prevention and join the ever growing Roses in the Ocean Collective – our lived experience workforce.

As we see Suicide Prevention networks and community action plans being developed all over the country, we are working alongside Primary Health Networks and community groups to identify, train and support people with a lived experience of suicide to be actively involved in the planning and implementation of change.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Roses in the Ocean will once again host Brisbane’s WSPD community event!

Where: Queen Street Mall  (main stage area)

When:  Monday 10th September 10am-2pm

Our Corporate & Community WSPD Breakfast Series will expand further in 2018 so stay tuned for locations.

For anyone interested in hosting an event in their local community please go to our Host an Event page.


Voices of In-Sight

Roses in the Ocean operates a suicide prevention Speakers Hub . . . “Voices of Insight” for people with a lived experience of suicide.

We are the only speakers training program offered within Australia that is designed and delivered by people with a lived experience of suicide for people with a lived experience of suicide.  All of our professional facilitators have a direct, personal lived experience.  Our support facilitators also have a lived experience of suicide, have been through the program and are actively speaking in their communities.

We define lived experience as . . . …having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone who has been suicidal, or been bereaved by suicide.

Our Speakers Hub is endorsed by AISRAP and National StandBy Response.

The “Voices of In-Sight” Speakers Hub delivers professional speakers training to volunteers with a lived experience of suicide.  Our Speakers, through their stories and experience, provide valuable insights into suicide and suicide prevention, and deliver practical preventative information to their audiences.

Once our speakers have been through the program, they are welcomed into our Mentoring Program where they are supported after the program and for all future speaking engagements.  All of our Mentors have a lived experience of suicide and are actively engaged in suicide prevention and speaking engagements.

The Speakers Hub operates in all States and Territories.  Speakers receive comprehensive training through a 2 1/2 day training program and will receive ongoing support for speaking engagements and personal development.

Speakers will present in a wide range of locations, including social sector organisations and corporate workplaces across all industries. Organisations request a speaker at any time of the year and the peak times include September, for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and World Mental Health Month (October).

Contact us for more information today livedexp@rosesintheocean.com.au or Request a Speaker


our story

Roses in the Ocean exists to save lives and reduce emotional pain.

Through the stories and wisdom of those with a lived experience of suicide, our primary objectives are to:

  • Engage and empower communities to take an active role in suicide prevention
  • Educate Australians about early warning signs of suicide and where to find help
  • Encourage help-seeking behaviours from those at risk of suicide, their family & friends
  • Raise funds for suicide prevention and support initiatives


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Peer Companion program delivered for AnglicareWA this week in Perth. WAPHN ‘Our Voice’ training Nov 17/18. Thanks to Celia & Rhett for role in EasternMelb PHN Launch events.