Resources for LGBTQI Community

SUICIDE DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE AND NEITHER DO WE.

At Roses in the Ocean we celebrate the complex diversity of humanity.

We are fully committed to creating a welcoming, supportive and safe environment that is inclusive of all races, genders, ages, sexualities, cultures, religions, politics and lifestyles.

Welcome – you belong here.

STEMMING THE TIDE OF LGBTQI+ SUICIDE

At Roses in the Ocean, we know that people with a lived experience of suicide bring insight, wisdom and perspective that is critical to informing the best approaches to reducing emotional distress and pain and saving lives. And that people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, been through suicidal crisis, or made an attempt on their life are best placed to inform how we can best support others in crisis.

LGBTQIA+ ATTEMPT SURVIVOR ACTION GROUP 

During 2020 we established a LGBTQIA+ Suicide Attempt Action Group. The group met regularly and contributed to a number of our activities. For example, the action group recorded a webinar which is part of our 12-month professional development program. You can view their webinar here.

Also, the group assisted in providing valuable LGBTQIA+ insights and expertise regarding the Our Voice in Action workshop material. We would like to thank all the members of the LGBTQIA+ Suicide Attempt Survivor Action Group.

As we move into a new financial year and embark on a new phase of engaging with and learning from LGBTQIA+ people, Roses in the Ocean will continue to invite LGBTQIA+ people to work with us and help inform our work, including ongoing workshop content review.’

LIVED EXPERIENCE RESOURCES

Roses in the Ocean is working with members of our lived experience collective, the LGBTQI+ community  and industry colleagues to create resources for individuals who are or have experienced suicidal crisis or made an attempt on their life.

Alongside online resources such as fact sheets and information guides, Roses in the Ocean brings the voice of lived experience to suicide prevention activities by way of inspiring and informative interviews and podcasts with members of our lived experience collective.