brisbane north suicide prevention network

Congratulations to The Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network on their first anniversary!

To mark this milestone, the Network has developed a fresh new look and feel that represents the group.  The logo (pictured above) shows a single red leaf that symbolises how a socially isolated person may feel in society. The leaf is surrounded by a ‘community’ of leaves depicting the role of the Network; to foster human connection and inclusion, to strengthen confidence and to offer support.
A beautiful story to accompany a beautiful logo and group of people.
The network has really started to grow with 10 members, aged from their 20s to their 60s, creating a strong foundation. However, the Network is calling for more members particularly young to middle-aged men, people from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and people from the LGBTI community.
The Network has been busy this year participating in a pilot for a new initiative in collaboration with Wesley Mission Queensland – the Elderly Companion Initiative.  This involved spending time with elderly men living in an aged care residence. The Network also contributed to the co-design process for the Redcliffe Safe Space, volunteered at the 2018 World Suicide Prevention Day event in the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane and the Brisbane Pride Fair Day in 2018.  Members of the Network also attended regional and statewide conferences, training programs and have been active members on a number of suicide prevention specific workshops.
They have certainly been busy these past 12 months.
If you are interested in taking part in this great group of people who are doing some amazing things towards suicide prevention, then you can contact Martina.

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.

The Network’s new logo (pictured above) shows a single red leaf that symbolises how a socially isolated person may feel in society. The leaf is surrounded by a ‘community’ of leaves depicting the role of the Network; to foster human connection and inclusion, to strengthen confidence and to offer support.

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.