our vision

Our Vision

To prevent suicide.

Our Dream

For roses to be placed in the oceans (and rivers, creeks, dams and lakes) around the world in recognition of the lives lost to suicide, the need to reach out to others, and to encourage everyone to ask for help when they need it.

Our Mission

To empower our communities to change the way suicide is understood, spoken about and ulitmately prevented by engaging them through a variety of opportunities to hear the wisdom of people with a lived experience of suicide and learn ways in which they can protect themselves and their loved ones.

Our Strategy

Roses in the Ocean exists to reduce the incidence of suicide in the world today.  We do this by:

  • creating opportunities for the wider community to connect meaningfully for suicide prevention
  • embracing the experience and wisdom of people touched by suicide
  • changing the way suicide is understood, spoken about and prevented
  • sharing the real life prevention behaviours that empower people to live a fulfilling life
  • raising funds for suicide prevention and resilience building initiatives that make a difference

Our Values

Roses in the Ocean values:

  • life                                     perhaps unsurprisingly, our first value is life
  • learning                           we create opportunities for people to learn from those with lived experience
  • health                               a healthy life and positive behaviours make a difference
  • connection                      the best things in life are shared with those we care about
  • openness & honesty      there has been too much silence
  • collaboration                  we don’t have all the answers but we can help
  • fun                                    because suicide prevention is about life, and life is meant to be fun