Lived experience of suicide engagement principles

Guiding principles on the engagement and inclusion of people with a  lived experience of suicide

The Lived Experience of Suicide Engagement Principles build on our former guiding principles, which can be found here.

We draw on the principles below to guide our engagement of lived experience in suicide prevention:

TRUST & SAFETY
Statement of Commitment: We are dedicated to establishing and maintaining authentic relationships of trust and an environment of physical, emotional, and cultural safety.

RESPECT & COMPASSION
Statement of Commitment: We are dedicated to honouring our common humanity, respecting difference, and treating others with compassion

COLLABORATION & POWER SHARING
Statement of Commitment: We are dedicated to showing humility and generosity to create space for others to meaningfully contribute.

TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY
Statement of Commitment: We are dedicated to ensuring all our communications & actions are honest, open, and transparent & we hold ourselves accountable for them.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Statement of Commitment: We are dedicated to ensuring equitable and inclusive representation of the full breadth and diversity of lived experiences of suicide.