In 2018, The Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) conducted a pilot study of two of our lived experience designed and delivered workshops.
Our Voice in Action was one such program included in the pilot study. Key findings from the evaluation report include
“The Our Voice in Action program successfully increased suicide literacy, knowledge of safe suicide language, and confidence to support people experiencing a suicidal crisis. Both the Our Voice in Action and Voices of In-Sight participants were more confident in their abilities in the key actions required to perform a lived experience representative role. Participants also demonstrated a greater value of lived experience contributions towards suicide prevention activities after the Voices of In-Sight workshops.” (Hawgood et al., 2018)