World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

On Tuesday 10 September,  Roses in the Ocean will host World Suicide Prevention Day activities in the Brisbane Queen Street Mall. The day brings together  local service providers and community members under the national theme Working Together to Prevent Suicide.  Come and visit us, listen to live music and take part in this critical awareness-raising event. Read more

Join the Suicide Prevention Network

The Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network is a lived experience led group that is managed by Roses in The Ocean as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. The Brisbane North PHN has identified three priority population groups: people from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, LGBTI people and young adult to middle-aged men. Individuals from these groups are keenly encouraged to apply, however, everyone is welcome to join the Network. Read more

Australian Youth Summit

There are many complex challenges faced by young people in Australia and lowering levels of youth suicide will take a coordinated evidence-based multi stakeholder approach. The Australian Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, taking place on 12th – 15th November in Melbourne will connect the diverse range of workers throughout the country tackling this important issue to learn from one another and further develop a national approach to youth suicide prevention together. Read more

our story

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

Roses in the Ocean is building a trained and supported workforce of empowered individuals with personal, lived experiences of suicide.

Members of the Lived Experience Collective are actively engaged in communities and organisations that share our vision to reduce emotional distress and pain and to save lives.

The intrinsic value of individuals with a lived experience of suicide permeates Roses in the Ocean’s research partnerships, capacity-building workshops and consulting expertise.

We know that the insights gained from individuals who have experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for loved ones through crisis, or been bereaved through suicide, provide us with powerful opportunities to inform, influence and enhance suicide prevention activities.

As Australia’s leading exponent of lived experience of suicide, Roses in the Ocean collaborates with individuals and organisations across community, corporate, health and government sectors to effectively and meaningfully engage lived experience expertise with all aspects of suicide prevention.


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