our mentoring program

Roses in the Ocean is committed to supporting our lived experience people, and as such we invite them to be part of our Mentoring Program.  All of our Mentors have their own lived experience of suicide and have been actively involved in suicide prevention activity for some time. 

Mentoring involves one-on-one phone conversations, group teleconferences and a closed Facebook page.  Ongoing Mentoring ensures our people are supported as they develop their skills working within the suicide prevention space and have the opportunity to continue to expand their perspectives on suicide through ongoing group connection.

We also recognise that our Mentors require support and ongoing skill development, and as such are provided with opportunities to connect with each other and for further skill development to assist them in their roles.

Become a Roses in the Ocean Mentor

Role and Responsibilities

The role of the Roses in the Ocean Mentor is to provide guidance and support to members of the Lived Experience Collective within a structured Mentoring Program.  The people they mentor will have completed one or more Roses in the Ocean lived experience capacity building programs, and may be engaging in suicide prevention activities and initiatives of varying nature and frequency.

Roses in the Ocean Mentors do not provide counselling services but rather refer people to their relevant support networks and other appropriate resources if required.

Pre-requisites and How to Apply

All Roses in the Ocean Mentors must have a lived experience of suicide as defined by Roses in the Ocean and where possible, participate in at least one of the capacity building program with their assigned volunteers.

Once an Expression of Interest to be a Mentor has been received, a telephone interview will be conducted, and arrangements made to join the next available program in your region.  All costs associated with attending the program will be covered by Roses in the Ocean.

Read our Mentoring Job Description here