brisbane north suicide prevention network

The Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network is a lived experience led group, which is managed by Roses in The Ocean as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. This work is supported by funding from Brisbane North PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.

The Network meets monthly for two hours. Meeting dates, times and locations are as set by the members of the group. To date, meetings have been conducted both during business hours, outside of regular business hours and in a variety of locations across the Brisbane North region to suit members. In addition to regular monthly meetings, members are encouraged and supported to get involved in suicide prevention activities and opportunities as they arise in the Brisbane North region. Opportunities for involvement include a wide range of activities and a mix of both voluntary and occasionally remunerated opportunities.

Recruitment and Induction Processes

To express an interest to join the Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network, please consider  the following:

The Brisbane North PHN is one of 12 trial sites for the National Suicide Prevention trial. As part of the trial, the Brisbane North PHN has identified three priority population groups. These include people from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, LGBTI people and young adult to middle-aged men. As such, expressions of interest from people from these groups, are keenly encouraged to apply. However, everyone is welcome to join the Network.

Desired Attributes

  1. You must have a lived experience of suicide. A lived experience of suicide is defined as having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis, or been bereaved by suicide.
  2. You must have a good sense of both personal ‘readiness’ to be able to contribute effectively and safely to suicide prevention and possess excellent daily self-care practices.

 Recruitment

  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form (click here) and email to martina@rosesintheocean.com.au
  • On receipt of your Expression of Interest, the Network Coordinator will contact you to discuss this opportunity and your readiness to be involved and to answer any questions you may have, prior to joining.

Induction and Training

A requirement of membership is an agreement to attend necessary training. Training will include attending the Roses in The Ocean ‘Our Voice in Action’ program and the Living Works ‘ASIST’ program within approximately the first three months of joining the group.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network.